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Address: Great Basin National Park, NV
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Hilltop which affords views of an ancient stand of bristlecone pines and...

Hilltop which affords views of an ancient stand of bristlecone pines and Great Basin National Park's only remaining glacier.

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Wheeler peak is definitely worth seeing if you are in the area. We came through here in May on our way to southern Utah. There was still quite a bit of snow on the peak, and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Wheeler peak is definitely worth seeing if you are in the area. We came through here in May on our way to southern Utah. There was still quite a bit of snow on the peak, and it was pretty cold as you get closer to the top of the drive. The drive up there is also worthwhile as well, as... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

this is a quiet campground and at almost 10,000 feet it was cool even in September. Several trailheads from here. the Bristlecone pine grove hike was 3 miles round trip and very doable even though it had a few steep sections. there is a 0.4 mile nature trail hike at the same trailhead that was ADA accessible. In the summer... More 

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Thank Lynn A
Del Rio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

We got a spot on a Saturday evening and couldn't believe they weren't All taken. Pit toilets are decent. Our spot was asphalt for our little teardrop trailer (no trailers over 24 feet allowed). Then a concrete area for our fire pit and picnic table. Camping at 9900 feet is cool even in August so bring your coat and it's... More 

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Thank DonnaQu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful drive. Hardly any traffic. Been on other scenic drives with many cars. This was a treat. Great views at the top. The park is out of the way in Nevada and even the roads getting to the park are just as scenic.

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Thank Karen S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had not planned to go to this National Park, but we were certainly delighted when we arrived here. The drive up Wheeler Peak is not to be missed. It is one of the best drives we've ever taken. The views are not just captivating but are stunning! We saw wild animals, gorgeous flowers, snow, and beautiful vistas!

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Thank Lorin G
Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This National Park has become one of my favorites. It is well off the beaten path so there are no crowds. We were here last year in May and had most of the trails to ourselves.

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Thank TravelingDeacon
East Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Wheeler peak campground is great for tents and there are a few sites that will work for small RV's. First come, first served so try to arrive between 9:30 and noon and you will have a good chance of getting a spot. Only a few sites have a really nice view of Wheeler Peak. Lots of deer and wild turkeys... More 

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Thank GruntMahony
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We went in October it was a great time. The weather was nice. We camped and hiked for two days. Beautiful hiking trails. Pack in anything you may need. Not very many things around.

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washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Start early, drink and eat often, and take many rest breaks and you will make the summit. The elevation, terrain, and heat are your nemesis. More than half the hike is over rock scree that never seems to end. It makes hiking brutal and add in the elevation and you have a strenuous hike. As we were nearing the summit,... More 

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3 Thank jbk51691
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We knew the atmosphere was a bit unstable but started early to beat the convection. If one is in reasonable shape its about 3 hrs from the campground to the summit. I got up by to the top by noon and the cumulus was building fast so I spent only about 10 min at the summit taking pictures then hustled... More 

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