• Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • 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.

Lehman Caves Dimensions

Water in the Lodge Room

Pooling Water in the Lodge Room

NPS PHOTO

Lehman Caves Depth and Measurement Statistics:

Length:
Entire Cave Length: 2 miles of passageways making Lehman Caves the longest known cave in the State of Nevada.
90 Minute Tour Length: .6 miles
60 Minute Tour Length: .4 miles
Stairs encountered along either tour: 70 stairs

Cave Depth Beneath the Surface:
Gothic Palace: 93.5 feet
Music Room: 125 feet
Lodge Room: 151 feet
Inscription Room: 194 feet
Cypress Swamp: 167 feet
Grand Palace: 167 feet

Room Sizes:
Biggest Room by Area: Talus Room- 90 feet wide, 376 feet long, for a surface area of 21,511 square feet (1/2 acre).
Tallest Room: Talus Room- 113 feet from floor to ceiling.
Second Tallest Room: Sunken Gardens- 32 feet from floor to ceiling.
Tallest Room Currently on Tour Route: Music Room, at a height of 51 feet (third tallest room in the cave).

All data provided by the Southern Nevada Grotto of the National Speleological Society.

Download a scale map of the Lehman Caves system.

 
computer generated map of Lehman Caves
Computer generated 3D image of Lehman Caves
NPS IMAGE

Did You Know?

non-native plant, cheatgrass

One of the major ecological threats to the sagebrush-dominated Great Basin ecosystem is the introduction and spread of dozens of species of non-native plants. The most important of these, cheatgrass (or downy brome) covers the largest area: 25 million acres, one-third of the area of the Great Basin.