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Address: Great Basin National Park, NV
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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One of the best hikes out West

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Doug K
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

**This review is for the drive up as well as wheeler peek campground only** While the drive up to the peak was very nice, you will encounter drivers that are on your tail wanting you to hurry up, as well as drivers in front of you that are driving at a snail’s pace. This however is not a big deal... More 

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Herriman, Utah
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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This peak is 13,063 ft. The trailhead is at 9886 ft, so it is a pretty strenuous hike. The first two miles are a stroll through the park, but once you hit treeline, it gets strenuous. Like using your hands to help get over the boulders strenuous. Bring lots of water and start the hike early to avoid potential afternoon... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The view from the top of Wheeler Peak is breathtaking. The air is fresh and crisp. The signage is good with several overlooks on the way up along with camp grounds. Good hiking trails. Dress warm in September. The rangers recommend shoes and socks with ankle supports.

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All Over The Silver State
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81 reviews 81 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Over 10,000 feet! Dress warm and be prepared for thin air. Beautiful views and great smell. We opted out of the "Full Moon" hike (we were under dressed and not up for the altitude). If you love mountain areas, check it out!

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Painesville, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This was a wonderful 12 mile ride up to the top which is at 10,000 ft. There are a few pull offs which give you breath taking views of the Great Basin. We had a wonderful day at Great Basin National Park. I totally recommend this ride up Wheeler Peak.

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Its about 3000 feet from the parking lot to the summit. A pretty straightforward if strenuous hike past a lake. Some boulder hoppng near the top of the rocky trail. The summit is actualy a narrow ridge with spectacular views in all directions. A very worthwhile hike.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We drove to the top of Wheeler Peak to explore the area. The drive is quite steep and windy. You rise over 3000 feet in elevation on the way up to wheeler peak in just under eight miles. Once at the top there is a campground and parking area so visitors can explore the area. We took the bristlecone tree... More 

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wow...tough hike up but completely worth the views at the top! Might be challenging for those who struggle with heights but still worth the adventure!

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New Hampshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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