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Very Difficult Drive and Disapointing

12 miles of a white knuckle drive to the top; . NO guard rails on this extremely narrow road. You... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Janet C
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Bring Oxygen

A very tough but exhilarating 6.2 mile trek if you include the lakes loop. 1200 foot elevation... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thibbs1955
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Santa Clarita, California
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Great Basin National Park, NV
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank thibbs1955
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank dremmettdc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank VegasMom777
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
Reviewed 15 July 2017

On our third trip to Great Basin National Park we decided to try to climb Wheeler Peak. We are in decent shape, but haven't done altitude hikes for a while. It showed! We started off at 6:30 AM to allow plenty of time. The first...More

2  Thank ALT44
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beautiful scenery. Very peaceful place to have a picnic. Many Deer were wandering around the campground.

Thank BeRealMar
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

A gorgeous drive up to 10000+ feet offered amazing views of the peak, the park and the basin below. The trail traversed forests, streams, rocks, snow (in July) and was a really nice hike. An excellent experience in this beautiful park.

Thank sp4301
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was a lovely place. I wish we had more time and better weather conditions to stay and do a trail. We had planned to hike but the cloud was down and it was very cold. Fortunately we spent some time climbing Notch peak across...More

Thank Nuttykiwi
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Camped here during labor day. We arrived at noon with no reservation since you can't make one and we were a bit nervous of not being able to find a spot since it is a holiday. We went into the visitor center and they weren't...More

2  Thank wowok2travel
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