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Address: , Great Basin National Park, NV
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Description: 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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Quiet beautiful campground

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Del Rio, Texas
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Del Rio, Texas
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69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Dothan, Alabama
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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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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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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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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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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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Reno, Nevada
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125 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Take a picnic and enjoy the sites. Great hikes abound. A great place to bring the family and enjoy a quiet, peaceful day.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Sandwiched between California & Utah, Nevada often gets overlooked from an outdoorsman's perspective... Great Basin NP & Wheeler Peak are true gems. This is a great hike that I have enjoyed doing over the years. It's a half day endeavor & well worth it. One of my favorite hikes out West. Be sure to keep an eye on the weather...... More 

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