Bristlecone-Glacier Trail

Baker, Nevada 89311

Bristlecone-Glacier Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This day hike in Great Basin National Park features the Wheeler Glacier, which is the only permanent body of ice between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Mountains, and a bristlecone pine interpretive trail through the oldest living trees on earth.

The trail crosses Lehman Creek then reaches a signed trail junction. Turn left here onto the signed Bristlecone-Glacier Trail, which climbs steadily through dense limber pine –Engelmann spruce forest then meets the Alpine Lakes Trail at a signed junction. (Teresa Lake is a short distance up the Alpine Lakes Trail.) Turn left (east) and follow the Bristlecone-Glacier Trail as it first crosses over a low ridge, then climbs out across a shady north-facing slope. Where the trail turns right around the ridge, there is a good view of the upper Lehman Creek drainage and the Wheeler Peak Campground."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
Summer and fall
Great Basin National Park, 100 Great Basin National Park, Baker, NV 89311; (775) 234-7331;
Local Contacts
USGS Windy Peak
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