• Wheeler Peak, Great Basin NP - Nevada

      Wheeler Peak, Great Basin NP
      Photo by Peter Thody
      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.

      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).


      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