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Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park

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Wheeler Peak is the tallest mountain in the Snake Range and in White Pine County, in Nevada, United States. The summit elevation of 13,065 feet (3,982 m) makes it the second-highest peak in Nevada, just behind Boundary Peak. With a topographic prominence of 7,563 feet (2,305 m), Wheeler Peak is the most topographically prominent peak in White Pine County and the second-most prominent peak in Nevada, just behind Mount Charleston. The mountain is located in Great Basin National Park and was named for George Wheeler, leader of the Wheeler Survey of the late 19th century.

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  • The drive up the twisty road was an experience in itself. I only wish there were more places to stop and look back out to the east across the expanse of land below.  more »
  • The drive up to Wheeler Peak is just incredible. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. The many trails have lots of aspen trees which in the fall would be very colorful. We were not able to hike the...  more »
  • At 13k feet, Weeler Peak is a taxing climb that is still accessible to most hikers. Be prepared for an increasing difficult climb as the trail reaches its end, but a view well worth the climb.
  • Fantastic view! Though the elevation and the trail condition can be challenging!

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