Thing to Do

Hike the Alpine Lakes Loop

Alpine lake with mountain in the background
Teresa Lake is one of the two lake you will see on this hike.


Great Basin National Park

A color image of a selection of the official park map. A grey road emerges from the top and connects to an orange highlighted trail labeled "Alpine Lakes Loop."
The Alpine Lakes Loop highlighted in orange.


Trail Map

Find the Alpine Lakes Loop on the trail map emerging from the end of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive. The Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive's entrance is located off Highway 488 leading to the Lehman Caves Visitor Center. The road is paved with an 8% grade. Vehicles longer than 24 feet are not permitted past the Upper Lehman Creek Campground.

Ranger Tip: The loop is best hiked in its entirety. Stella Lake marks the midpoint of the trail, so turning around won't shorten the distance and will repeat scenery. Additionally, 10,000 feet in elevation is often 20-30 degrees F cooler than the valley below.

Last updated: November 22, 2023