• Wheeler Peak, Great Basin NP - Nevada

      Roadtrip Attraction
      Wheeler Peak, the towering glory of Great Basin National Park, is the location of a grove of 5,000 year old bristlecone pines, the world's oldest living trees. At an elevation of 13,063-feet, it is Nevada's second highest mountain (after Boundary Peak); the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive climbs almost 4.000 feet in just 12 miles.

      Photo by Peter Thody

      If you go:
      From the trailhead at the top of the drive it's a 1.4 mile hike to the bristlecones (this doesn't sound much but you'll be climbing from 9,800 to 10,400 so the thin air can make it tough going).

      Links:


      Great Basin National Park
      Nevada USA

      Mailing address:
      Great Basin National Park
      100 Great Basin National Park
      Baker, NV 89311 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Park Headquarters
      +1 (775) 234-7331


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