Wheeler Peak Summit Trail Closed
A small smoldering fire near the trail has caused the closure of the Wheeler Peak Summit Trail. park staff is observing the fire. Check back here to get an update whne the trail will open. Alpine Lakes Loop and Bristlecone Trail are open. More »
Road Work at Great Basin National Park
Road work will begin in Upper Lehman and Wheeler Peak Campgrounds. Campgrounds will be open but may be noisy and have large vehicles on the roads. The Scenic Drive is open with up to 15 min delays due to road work. Click more for details. Updated 9/9/14 More »
Travel Not Recommended - Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive Above 8,000 Feet
Snow and ice may make travel on Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive unsafe, travel is not recommended at this time. Warmer weather later in the week is expected and conditions may improve. Please check back. 9/29/2014
Snake Creek Road and Campsites Closed
The Snake Creek Road will be closed from the park boundary into the park to begin work on campsites, trails and restroom improvements. Work will continue until snow closes the project. Work will resume in Spring 2015.
The following list is for use in Great Basin National Park, North and South Snake Ranges, and Spring and Snake Valleys, White Pine County and Millard County, UT. It is based on museum searches and field observations conducted as part of the Servicewide Inventory and Monitoring Program.
Amphibians (Class Amphibia)
True Toads (Family Bufonidae)
Western Toad (Bufo Boreas)
Woodhouse’s Toad (bufo woodhousei)
True Frogs (Family Ranidae)
Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris)
Bullfrog (Rana catesbiana)
Spadefoots (Family Pelobatidae)
Great Basin Spadefoot (Spea intermontanus)
> Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Great Basin National Park & Vicinity (1,876 KB PDF File)
Did You Know?
Great Basin National Park has a annual Astronomy Festival each September to celebrate its dark skies.