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Address: Great Basin National Park, NV

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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Great Scenic Drive and Great Camping

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... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Plainfield, Illinois
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Feilding, New Zealand
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79 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 the valley the day before which was probably nearly as good as this looked. Our... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 sure if there is any spot left and also warned us about the cold weather... More 

Thank wowok2travel
Wautoma, Wisconsin
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168 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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 the way. Maybe the cooler weather eliminates any smell and they had seat cover dispensers... More 

Thank Maralyn T
Indianapolis, Indiana
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639 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
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 visitor center.

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Highlands Ranch
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119 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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
Provo, Utah
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 unequaled when skies are clear. However, we were able to enjoy thoroughly the views of... More 

Thank MountainMumsie
Boulder, CO
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 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 

Thank COgirlBoulder_CO
Seattle, Washington
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 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 

Thank Mozou-Kozou
San Diego, California, USA
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76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 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 

Thank ElfinWoodsWarbler
San Clemente, California
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96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 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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