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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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  • Even if you don't hike from the trailheads along the way or at the top, it is worthwhile to do the Wheeler Peak Scenic drive for the various overlooks and viewpoints along the way. I don't like... 
    Even if you don't hike from the trailheads along the way or at the top, it is worthwhile to do the Wheeler Peak Scenic drive for the various overlooks and viewpoints along the way. I don't like...  more »
  • In much the same way it dominates the basins below, Wheeler Peak is the pinnacle of Great Basin National Park. For me this park is an alpine experience and this rocky height above the tree line is... 
    In much the same way it dominates the basins below, Wheeler Peak is the pinnacle of Great Basin National Park. For me this park is an alpine experience and this rocky height above the tree line is...  more »
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  • Great hike! Challenging but great payoff. Come prepared for wind, cold, and exposure.
  • Great place to hike and enjoy the views. Come prepared. Some areas very rugged. Gets cold and windy.

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