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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 11 September 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 10 September 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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Great Basin National Park, NV
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Sandwiched between California & Utah, Nevada often gets overlooked from an outdoorsman's perspective... Great Basin NP & Wheeler Peak are true gems. This is a great hike that I have enjoyed doing over the years. It's a half day endeavor & well worth it. One...More

8  Thank Donkey2016
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 February 2015

**This review is for the drive up as well as wheeler peek campground only** While the drive up to the peak was very nice, you will encounter drivers that are on your tail wanting you to hurry up, as well as drivers in front of...More

2  Thank Ryan C
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Reviewed 11 September 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!

Thank karinedch
Reviewed 10 September 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

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Reviewed 27 August 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

Thank 665alanb
Reviewed 12 August 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.

Thank yyyzzz_utah
Reviewed 2 August 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

Thank csquared2014
Reviewed 13 July 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

Thank valuetraveler89
Reviewed 10 July 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

Thank Previa1994
Reviewed 9 July 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

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 27 June 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

Thank Denise R
Reviewed 20 June 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

Thank Frank N
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