A National Forest in Nevada! Indeed, it's true! This area is known at Mount Charleston National Recreation Area with the spectacular 11,900-foot Mount Charleston Peak. In fact, the name Nevada means "snow-capped" in Spanish. Thanks to its unique geographic history, Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state in the nation. The Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forest sprawls from eastern California and western Nevada to the northeastern boundary of the state and on down to southern Nevada and takes in the higher elevations of some of Nevada's most spectacular mountain ranges.