Stella Lake, Great Basin National Park

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Stella Lake is a glacial tarn in the Snake Range of White Pine County, Nevada, United States. It is located within Great Basin National Park, just north of Wheeler Peak. It is a prominent feature along the park's Alpine Lakes Loop Trail.
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  • This lake is beautiful nestled in a grove beneath Wheeler Peak. Kids loved exploring around the lake and watching this little guy come up and beg for food. (See pic)  more »
  • We were visiting the park on a cold, fall day and only had time for one hike. We chose this hike and visited the lake from the parking lot of the Summit trail head parking lot. It's a fairly easy 2.6 ...  more »
  • A wonderful alpine lake located at the base of Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park. This lake is more shallow than the neighboring Teresa Lake (thus lacking in some of the beautiful teal water) but features Wheeler Peak as a wonderful backdrop. The hike to get to Stella Lake is listed as moderate but quite doable as the terrain is easily traveled but not paved and about 450ft of elevation must be climbed. Be aware, however, this hike begins in the neighborhood of 10,000ft. The air is thinner so be prepared to take your time and breaks. One can continue to complete a loop to nearby Teresa Lake and/or the Bristlecone Grove to make a fun afternoon.

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