The Majestic Basin and Range...
In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. Come to Great Basin National Park to experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves. Far from a wasteland, the Great Basin is a diverse region that awaits your discovery.
Great Basin has one of the darkest places in the country. Ranger led astronomy programs are conducted all summer long.Read More
Planning a trip to Great Basin?
Check our Schedule of Events and see what is happening while you are in the park.Read More
BioBlitz! - Become a citizen scientist!
Join us this July 8-10 for our BioBlitz! This is a short term collection period designed to help identify life in the park. Everyone is welcome.Read More
Dive Deeper into the Science of Great Basin
The Midden is the resource management newsletter of Great Basin National Park.Read More
Join Great Basin's Social Network
This is to help you connect with Great Basin National Park and for us to meet you "where you are", and "where you expect us to be."Read More
Great Basin Ranger Programs
Want to learn more about Great Basin? Join one of our scheduled ranger programs!Read More
What is the Great Basin?
Shrouded in myth and mystery by Europeans, called dead, barren, and desolate, visitors are surprised to find it's alive, fruitful, and full of wondersRead More
Our Friends, Our Foundation
The Great Basin National Park Foundation is an essential element in Great Basin's past, present, and future.Read More
2012 Superintendent's Compendium
The compendium is to provide the public and park employees with a document that lists the polices imposed by the authority of the Superintendent.Read More
Did You Know?
Great Basin National Park is home to Lexington Arch, one of the largest limestone arches in the western United States. This six-story arch was created by the forces of weather working slowly over the span of centuries. This type of above ground limestone arch is rare.