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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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Camping at 9,800 feet, without crowds! If that sounds appealing to you, this is the place to visit. We took at 10 day road trip through Nevada and California. This was our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Highlands Ranch
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Highlands Ranch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Camping at 9,800 feet, without crowds! If that sounds appealing to you, this is the place to visit. We took at 10 day road trip through Nevada and California. This was our favorite camp site of the entire trip>

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Provo, Utah
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only thing I regret about Wheeler Peak is that on the day we visited, the sky was very cloudy, so we cancelled our plans to stay overnight and view the summer skies without the intrusion of city lights. We were told the views are unequaled when skies are clear. However, we were able to enjoy thoroughly the views of... More 

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

There is a beautiful campground at Wheeler Peak with great views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Spacious sites, water available. Restrooms are latrine style. We arrived around 1:00 in the last week of July and got one of the last available campsites. Despite it being 101 in the valley, at the peak it was in the high 70s. Night... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

The road is narrow and winding. It over amazing view from vistas. It also a road to access to a few hiking attractions including Bristcone Pine Trail. It would be worth to drive here. The weather is a lot cooler because of the high elevation. There is a campground in the end of the drive. Strongly suggest to camp here,... More 

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San Diego, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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