• 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 over the weekend is expected and conditions may improve. 10/1/2014

  • 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.

Archived Midden Newsletters

Follow the trends of resource management at Great Basin National Park by reading past issues of The Midden. All are full of scientific data, giving you the most up-to-date information about the wilderness of the Great Basin.


Midden Newsletters


Winter 2013
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Winter 2012 (1.4MB) Winter 2012 (10MB)
Summer 2012 (532KB) Summer 2012 (5.4MB)
Winter 2011 (483 KB) Winter 2011 (4MB)
Summer 2011 (640KB) Summer 2011 (8.6MB)
Winter 2010
(600 KB) Winter 2010 (6.3 MB)
Summer 2010 (620 KB) Summer 2010 (4.7 MB)
Winter 2009 (620 KB) Winter 2009 (4,785 KB)
Summer 2009 (340 KB) Summer 2009 (3,319 KB)
Winter 2008 (399 KB) Winter 2008 (2,149 KB)
Summer 2008 (412 KB) Summer 2008 (2,767 KB)
Winter 2007 (238 KB) Winter 2007 (2,541 KB)
Summer 2007 (272 KB) Summer 2007 (3,096 KB)
Winter 2006 (240 KB) Winter 2006 (2,435 KB)
Summer 2006 (208 KB) Summer 2006 (2,243 KB)
Winter 2005 (280 KB) Winter 2005 (4,989 KB)
Summer 2005 (182 KB) Summer 2005 (2,814 KB)
Winter 2004 (157 KB) Winter 2004 (1458 KB)
Summer 2004 (195 KB) Summer 2004 (1834 KB)
Winter 2003 (html)
Summer 2003 (html)
Winter 2002 (html)
Summer 2002 (html)
Winter 2001 (PDF)
Summer 2001 (PDF)

Did You Know?

Mountain Lion

Great Basin National Park's mountain lions feed primarily on mule deer but also include porcupines, rabbits, bighorn sheep, beaver, elk, marmots, and small rodents in their diets.