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Based around Wheeler Peak, the Great Basin has 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines, glacial moraines, and the limestone Lehman Caves. It has some of the country's darkest skies and animal species including Townsend's big-eared bat, Pronghorn, and Bonneville cutthroat trout.

It's not everyday you see a 3,200 year old tree! Lovely, fairly easy hike to a grove of Bristlecones. Optional to go further.

Did this hike September 3rd. Weather was perfect. Highly recommend taking a trekking pole. We spent the night at Wheeler Peak Campground and hiked about 6 miles the day before which helped with the altitude. I hike regularly but once you get above 11,000 ft you really slow down. Take your time, the last half mile is the hardest but views are totally worth it!! Will definitely do this one again.

Great trail, pretty views and the Bristlecone trees are amazing!

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Perfect hiking! Wonderful trail!

1 month ago

I was on the 60 minute tour. The guide was a rookie. I would go on the cave tour again only with a more seasoned guide. The 90 minute tour would have been a better choice.

Beautiful drive. Awe struck views! ❤️

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The view at the top is breath taking. one of the highest hikes I have done. The starting is fairly easy but after the first bottom summit is when things got very very tough. We took breaks every 10 mins because of the heat and the steepness of the climb. It was a challenge but I don't regret it for a second. I felt very accomplished after. If you have someone that only wants to hike to the first mini summit and hang out there for 2 hours while you go to the top of the mountain that is an options. The view at the top is stunning and we spent about 45 mins at top taking a nap and enjoying the sun.

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