Wheeler Peak is the tallest mountain in the Snake Range and in White Pine County, in Nevada, United States. The summit elevation of 13,065 feet (3,982 m) makes it the second-tallest peak in Nevada, just behind Boundary Peak. With a topographic prominence of 7,563 feet (2,305 m), Wheeler Peak is the most topographically prominent peak in White Pine County and the second-most prominent peak in Nevada, just behind Mount Charleston. The mountain is located in Great Basin National Park and was named for George Wheeler, leader of the Wheeler Survey of the late 19th century.
There's a trail called Wheeler Peak Trail leading to the summit.
By elevation Wheeler Peak is
# 1 out of 24 in the Snake Range # 2 out of 2093 in Nevada # 1 out of 151 in White Pine County # 1 out of 12 in Great Basin National Park # 6 out of 4328 in the Great Basin Ranges
By prominence Wheeler Peak is
# 1 out of 24 in the Snake Range # 33 out of 91437 in USA # 2 out of 2093 in Nevada # 1 out of 151 in White Pine County # 1 out of 12 in Great Basin National Park # 2 out of 4328 in the Great Basin Ranges
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