Bristlecone Trail, Great Basin National Park

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Bristlecone Trail is located in Great Basin National Park. Plan to visit Bristlecone Trail and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Great Basin National Park attractions using our Great Basin National Park attractions planner.
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  • September 26, 2017
    We hiked this via the Lehman Trail as the road to the upper campground was closed due to snow. The trail was also snow covered, but it's a fairly short hike of 3 miles round trip. It gradually climbs ...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    A very tough hike for old out of shape people but well worth it. Seeing 3000 year old trees growing in a glacier rock field was amazing. Some of these trees are older than the pyramids.  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    This trail can be combined with the Glacier Trail. Together they are about 6 miles round trip. Once you get to the Bristlecone Forest, the glacier is not too much further. The signage at the Bristleco...  more »

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Where to stay in Great Basin National Park

Visitors come to Great Basin National Park for isolation and a real wilderness experience, and the accommodation options reflect this. A series of developed campgrounds lie in the northern part of the park, and you can also pitch your tent in the wilderness. If you prefer lodging, the town of Baker on the northeastern border of the park offers a few basic motels and inns. The town of Ely, about 105 km (65 mi) from the park by road, provides numerous casino hotels and chain motels.
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