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Scenic drive or tough hike to top!

We took the scenic drive to the 10,000 ft. Gorgeous views! There is a campground at this level and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
patluvstogo
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Fayette City, Pennsylvania
Tough hike but worth the effort!

On our third trip to Great Basin National Park we decided to try to climb Wheeler Peak. We are in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ALT44
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Surprise, Arizona
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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 3 weeks ago

We took the scenic drive to the 10,000 ft. Gorgeous views! There is a campground at this level and trails to the peak. You have to allow at least an hour to complete the drive.

Thank patluvstogo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our third trip to Great Basin National Park we decided to try to climb Wheeler Peak. We are in decent shape, but haven't done altitude hikes for a while. It showed! We started off at 6:30 AM to allow plenty of time. The first...More

2  Thank ALT44
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beautiful scenery. Very peaceful place to have a picnic. Many Deer were wandering around the campground.

Thank BeRealMar
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

A gorgeous drive up to 10000+ feet offered amazing views of the peak, the park and the basin below. The trail traversed forests, streams, rocks, snow (in July) and was a really nice hike. An excellent experience in this beautiful park.

Thank sp4301
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was a lovely place. I wish we had more time and better weather conditions to stay and do a trail. We had planned to hike but the cloud was down and it was very cold. Fortunately we spent some time climbing Notch peak across...More

Thank Nuttykiwi
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Camped here during labor day. We arrived at noon with no reservation since you can't make one and we were a bit nervous of not being able to find a spot since it is a holiday. We went into the visitor center and they weren't...More

2  Thank wowok2travel
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Took the leisurely 12 mile drive up Wheeler Peak stopping at several viewing points along the way. It was a beautiful sunny day & the vistas were amazing. Had a picnic lunch at the top. Amazed at the condition & number of pit toilets along...More

1  Thank Maralyn T
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is it.....cannot drive further. Good spot for a picnic and restrooms. This is the departure point for the hike up the mountain to see the bristlecone trees. It is about a 30 minute drive from the Lehman Cave Visitor Center....more from the National Park...More

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed 25 September 2016

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>

Thank sharona717
Reviewed 13 September 2016

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...More

Thank MountainMumsie
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