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Wheeler Peak

Great Basin National Park, NV
+1 775-234-7331
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Strenuous, high altitude hike, 360 degree views

I'm 66 and this is the 3rd time I've made this hike and most likely my last. The views of Nevada... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Frank N
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Located at the road's terminus and 10,000' above sea level, the campground offers amazing views and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BayouRnnr
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Texas
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Hilltop which affords views of an ancient stand of bristlecone pines and Great Basin National Park's only remaining glacier.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm 66 and this is the 3rd time I've made this hike and most likely my last. The views of Nevada & Utah (Spring Valley, Windmills, Snake Valley, etc.) are unparalleled from the summit of 13,063 feet. But it is a long slog on a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the road's terminus and 10,000' above sea level, the campground offers amazing views and - best of all - no RVs. It's true, as the 23'+ vehicles can't navigate the steep and twisty road to the top. You, in your much-shorter vehicle, will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Contrary to some reviews, the scenic drive was not a bit scary. It was a typical winding mountain road with a few hairpin turns and a great view at 10,000 feet! The campgrounds near the visitor center and at Wheeler Peak are so beautiful with...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We took the spectacular 12-mile scenic drive up Wheeler Peak. Be aware that this is a narrow, curvy 2-lane mountain road with steep drop-offs, but it is paved and well-maintained (35 mph, no vehicles over 24' length). There are 2-3 overlooks along the way to...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I had to laugh at the review which states the drive was too scary to be enjoyed. Were you driving a huge RV? Have you ever been to a national park? Oh well, everyone is certainly entitled to their own opinion. I would have been...More

2  Thank JulieCirlin
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

12 miles of a white knuckle drive to the top; . NO guard rails on this extremely narrow road. You can't view the vistas because you are too nervous driving to take your eyes off the road. I now know why this is the least...More

1  Thank Janet C
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

A very tough but exhilarating 6.2 mile trek if you include the lakes loop. 1200 foot elevation rise and at times very rough terrain. The Glacier at the end of the trail is quite unique. Well worth the five hours it took two out of...More

2  Thank thibbs1955
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

8.4 miles round trip. 3041 feet of elevation gained. Starting at 10,003. Finishing at 13,044 feet. This was our first "13er". You go from a forested alpine environment to above the treeline. Once you get above the treeline you'll be hiking on nothing but rock...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We've been meaning to go camping at Great Basin National Park and we finally did it! We planned to camp at Wheeler Peak but decided to check out the lower campgrounds first but ended up staying with our original plans. What a beautiful place this...More

1  Thank VegasMom777
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We took the scenic drive to the 10,000 ft. Gorgeous views! There is a campground at this level and trails to the peak. You have to allow at least an hour to complete the drive.

Thank patluvstogo
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