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Area: Great Basin National Park   

State: Nevada    Elevation: 9,800 ft

Lat: 39.0101995*   Long: -114.3076157*

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What's Near Alpine Lakes Loop?
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Getting There

The trailhead begins at the Bristlecone Parking Area, near the Wheeler Peak Campground.

Alpine Lakes Loop

    Alpine Lakes Loop - Great Basin National Park - Photo by ski3pin

Spot Comments:


  • The Alpine Lakes Loop Trail is an easy walk through a high elevation forest on the east side of Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park. This is a place to feel a long ways away from the commonly held misconception that Nevada is all desert.

  • Posted by ski3pin on Feb-15-2010

  • Walk a loop from the high elevation car camp through a pine forest, past two glacial tarns and back to camp.  Or take a detour to the bristlecones and glacier before heading back to camp.

  • Posted by Dughlas Stiubhart on Mar-15-2010

  • We spent the 4th of July weekend at GBNP. It was a wonderful experience. After four nights of acclimating to the altitude we decided to do the hike to the Bristlecones on the 5th. I ended up going all the way to the rock glacier and finally continued to what remains of the alpine glacier. That was the day I learned why people climb mountains. We can't wait to visit GBNP again. Next time -- Wheeler Peak!

  • Posted by Rambling OBHF on Jul-25-2010



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