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Glacier Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.5 (4)

A continuation of the Bristlecone Grove Trail, this trail leads to the Wheeler Peak Glacier.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

10,880' 3,316 m

High

10,468' 3,191 m

Low

413' 126 m

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10%

Avg Grade (6°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

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After leaving behind the Bristlecone Grove Trail, this trail continues the ascent into the Wheeler Peak cirque until ending at the foot of the Wheeler Peak glacier. The trail isn't overly difficult, but hikers will notice the ascent. This is a rock glacier, so don't expect that iconic looking giant slab of ice. Though the ice is there, it is mixed with, and partially covered by, tons of rock. This is one of the southernmost glaciers in the U.S. and the only glacier in Nevada.

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Jason Ethridge

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  3.5 from 4 votes

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Checking out Nevada's only Glacier, beneath Wheeler Peak.
Sep 24, 2015 near Baker, NV
View of the Rock Glacier and Wheeler Peak.
Jan 15, 2016 near Baker, NV
View of the peaks.
Jan 15, 2016 near Baker, NV
Bristlecone Pine.
Jan 15, 2016 near Baker, NV
Bristlecone Pine.
Jan 15, 2016 near Baker, NV
Bristlecone Pine branch.
Jan 15, 2016 near Baker, NV

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Jul 7, 2022
Kelly Champion-Smith
Trail starts after bristle pine trail. — 11h 00m
Sep 22, 2019
LeAnn Splitter
Aug 12, 2019
Scott Meier
Aug 11, 2019
Brandon Tran