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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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Hike Your Style ago Wheeler Peak

Great Basin NP offers nature walks and treks to lakes for the casual hiker. The peak and glacier trails offer a hardy and hearty physical challenge. Starting at 10,000 feet with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Diego, California, USA
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San Diego, California, USA
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Basin NP offers nature walks and treks to lakes for the casual hiker. The peak and glacier trails offer a hardy and hearty physical challenge. Starting at 10,000 feet with an elevation gain of over 1,000 ft. the 8 miles is a spectacular experience. Glistening lakes, ancient Bristlecone Pines, and even turkeys crossed our path. Watch and listen for... More 

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San Clemente, California
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This campground is beautiful. We came on a Sunday afternoon without reservations and got one of the last sites available. The views are stunning. It's at 10,000 feet, so a little cool at night. Lots of wind at night. Bring your own firewood. Sites have table, BBQ, fire pit. Good hiking nearby. This is an amazing park and absolutely worth... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I visited it raining pretty hard so we weren't able to take full advantage of the trails. This last time around though, it was beautiful weather so we hiked the Alpine Lakes Trail. We took the right fork up, which I'm really glad for!! Coming back down on the other side was not something I would have... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We visited Great Basin National Park. We thought the views of Wheeler Peak, which is a 13,159 foot mountain, was breathtaking. We took the road to 10,000 plus foot level to where the trail to Wheeler Peak starts. We also stopped to get different views of this impressive mountain.

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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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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