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Wheeler Peak

Great Basin National Park, NV
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Description: Hilltop which affords views of an ancient stand of bristlecone pines and Great Basin National Park's only remaining glacier.
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New Hampshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We greatly enjoyed our drive up Wheeler Peak. We could not go all of the way because the road was closed at the snowline, but there was a great parking area with restrooms, views, and decks. From the observation area we saw a flock of wild turkeys in a field below. The mountain views are just amazing. One important note... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Decided to drive out to this truly remote part of the country on Sept 27th of 2013. For those in lower elevations, special planning is needed to visit the higher peaks in the west. The hiking season is from June to late September, weather permitting, so pay careful attention to the weather before packing. We did our research and were... More

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Cincinnati
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

It is a strenuous hike and good physical conditioning is necessary to make it to the top. I went with my father (63) and we made it to the first summit, but didn't take the ridge to the top. I don't recommend this hike for seniors or small children. The last week of September will give you peak foliage -see... More

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halfway, oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Having ridden my motorcycle up the road to the Wheeler Peak campground a few years ago, and having seen the excellent bristlecone forest, I had to climb the mountain. For this trip in late August 2013 my friend Don and I did a number of local trails to become acclimated. At 63 we needed the extra time and there are... More

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Huntingtyon Beach, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The drive up to the mountain is breathtaking. The glacier is wonderful and it is so quiet. We just sat and listened to the wind through the trees and took some nice walks.

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Reno, Nevada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

A very challenging hike but worth every ounce of effort. You go up 3000 feet in 4.5 miles, and that's starting at 10,000 feet and going to just over 13,000. The views along the way and at the top are just awe inspiring and give a magnificent sense of what makes the Great Basin great. If you have what it... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Wheeler peak is the 2nd highest pea in nevada! Although it is a strenuous 9 mile hike, the view along the trail and at the top is more than worth it!

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

After a week long CA camping trip in a VW Rialta (small bus-like camper) with 2 adults and 2 lg dogs, we were ready to get back to our CO home. To break up the 20 hr drive we chose the only national park on the way to stop at and are glad we did. It was Saturday of Memorial... More

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Hammond, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Beautiful is an understatement. There was still snow, so we did not hike any of the trails. But, look forward going back in the fall.

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Victoria, Canada
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197 reviews 197 reviews
83 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We drove up the winding road up to Wheeler Peak to try one of the hikes up there. Unfortunately for us there was still about 1' - 2' of snow on the trails. If we'd have had our snowshoes it would have been great but as we didn't we had to turn back after about 500' or so. Still ...... More

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