The Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive runs 12 miles one-way. The road is paved but steep (about an 8% grade) and winding. It ascends over 3,000 feet from the visitor center, at 6,825 feet elevation, to the base of Wheeler Peak, at almost 10,000 feet. Along the way, there are pullouts where you can stop to take in views of the Great Basin and Wheeler Peak. At the first pullout, a short walk brings you to the remnants of an 18-mile aqueduct built in 1890 to carry water from Lehman Creek to a gold-mining operation. The road ends at Wheeler Peak Campground, where several hiking trails begin. Motor homes and trailers over 24 feet long may go the first 3 miles to Upper Lehman Creek Campground, but not beyond. The road is usually closed by snow (except for the first 3 miles) from fall through spring.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.