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Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive

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13.7 miles: 30 minutes
The Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive lifts you to incredible heights above the state inside Great Basin National Park. Spectacular panoramic views of the pine forests, lower mountains, lakes and the desert greet you. This road is open in warmer months only.
13.7 miles: 30 minutes
Begin your journey amid low-lying desert sagebrush before ascending 4,000 feet through increasingly tall conifers to sub-alpine aspen forest. The forest here is home to the bristlecone pine, the world’s longest-living tree. An overlook offers a view of Wheeler Peak, the highest in Nevada. The Wheeler Peak Glacier is visible at the bottom of the rock face.