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Drive-able views!

We climbed the mountain on our truck (giving our sore hiking legs and feet a day off!) and we saw... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
karinedch
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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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It's a haul but it was worth it

First off, be aware that if you are a flatlander, you will feel this. You start out at 10,000ish... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
ALLSLC
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Hilltop which affords views of an ancient stand of bristlecone pines and Great Basin National Park's only remaining glacier.
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We climbed the mountain on our truck (giving our sore hiking legs and feet a day off!) and we saw excellent views. Plenty of places to pull over when we wanted. Glacier is viewable from parking at top. We’ll be back!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karinedch
Reviewed September 9, 2018

First off, be aware that if you are a flatlander, you will feel this. You start out at 10,000ish feet. You are going to summit at close to 13,000 feet. That is something you will definitely notice. The parking lot at the trailhead fills quickly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Did the drive to Wheeler Peak and it was amazing to see the views from up there. You can also see the only glacier in Nevada. This was an amazing place to visit and I would definitely go back here again

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The 3,000 ft elevation gain is harder than it looks like, primarily due to the loose rocks on two thirds of the trail. Expect heavy wind, some exposure and drizzles near the top. The view on top is breathtaking, so was the hike. Be prepared.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank yyyzzz_utah
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Spent two nights camping at Great Basin, its a small national park about 4 hours south of Salt Lake City. The Wheeler Peak trail takes about 6 hours and is difficult, but has beautiful views and is well worth it- be sure to start early...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank csquared2014
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

There are plenty of hiking trails and camping options (plan well in advance) on the mountain and the drive up is full of amazing views. Keep a close eye on the weather, especially during monsoon season. Storms build quickly and the rain can be very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank valuetraveler89
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a deceivingly short but highly strenuous hike, therefore plan accordingly. It is strenuous because of the steep climbing at high altitudes where the air is thin, cold and breezy. Have good hiking shoes to hike on broken rocks. The first two and half...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Previa1994
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Hiked to the top of Wheeler Peak and was lucky enough to say the day was sunny and there was no wind. Heard that it can get very windy above tree line but not this day. If elevation might be a problem, since the peak...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jack D
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Wheeler Peak has a Glacier, an Alpine Glacier. According to Wikipedia, "Given current warming trends, the Wheeler Peak Glacier will likely disappear within the next 20 years." You must visit it before it is gone. What beauty. Take the drive all the way up to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Denise R
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I'm 66 and this is the 3rd time I've made this hike and most likely my last. The views of Nevada & Utah (Spring Valley, Windmills, Snake Valley, etc.) are unparalleled from the summit of 13,063 feet. But it is a long slog on a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Frank N
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