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Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Wheeler Peak RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

 Each elevation segment is ~1/6 mile.

 Note:  Scroll in text box above to  access more of the ride description. 

 Hover cursor over segment slices, below,  for exact grade of a particular segment.

Cycling and Climbing Nevada

Wheeler Peak 

Statistics and Details

  • Distance:                              15.9 miles                         

  • Beginning elevation:            5,320'

  • Ending elevation:                  10,170'

  • Elevation gained:                 4,856'

  • Average Grade:                   5.9%

  • Fiets Index:                         10.63
  • Location:  Climb begins in Baker, NV at the intersection of Hwy 487 (Baker Ave) and Lehman Caves Rd (Hwy 488) 233 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport and 383 miles from Reno, NV   (39.01207, -114.12316 latitude/longitude).

Much thanks to our Nevada collaborator and author / cyclist Ron Hawks for awesome photos of Wheeler Peak!