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Lee Canyon reopens after Mahogany Fire ahead of Excessive Heat Warning for Las Vegas area

Posted at 1:20 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 01:27:33-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — An excessive heat warning for Las Vegas is in effect this weekend, as the National Weather Service forecasts that in some parts of the valley, temperatures will reach 114 degrees.

With the Mahogany Fire 100 percent contained, Lee Canyon is gearing up for weekend operations starting on July 10 through July 12.

Lee Canyon’s base area is at 8,510 feet above sea level, and temperatures are expected to be in the high 70s Friday through Sunday, with overnight lows in the upper 50s. Cool mountain breezes will roll off of Lee Peak that stands 11,289 feet, so pack accordingly.

Activities open this weekend include scenic chairlift rides, disc golf, archery, and hiking on the nearby Bristlecone Trail. The deck of Hillside Lodge, Bighorn Grill and Brewin’ Burro coffeehouse will be open as well.

Following Gov. Steve Sisolak’s directive, guests must wear facemasks and abide by Lee Canyon’s social distancing protocol.

For more information, visit LeeCanyonLV.com.