Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park

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#19 of 34 in Nature in Nevada
Wheeler Peak is located in Great Basin National Park. A visit to Wheeler Peak represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Great Basin National Park itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I had to laugh at the review which states the drive was too scary to be enjoyed. Were you driving a huge RV? Have you ever been to a national park? Oh well, everyone is certainly entitled to their own...  more »
  • 12 miles of a white knuckle drive to the top; . NO guard rails on this extremely narrow road. You can't view the vistas because you are too nervous driving to take your eyes off the road. I now know w...  more »
  • A very tough but exhilarating 6.2 mile trek if you include the lakes loop. 1200 foot elevation rise and at times very rough terrain. The Glacier at the end of the trail is quite unique. Well worth the...  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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