Current Conditions - Great Basin National Park

Updated November 13, 2015

Conditions can change rapidly - especially in the fall, winter, and spring. Contact Great Basin National Park at 775-234-7331 for the most up-to-date information.

Please use caution when using GPS navigation devices - some devices may route you onto the dirt roads of the park - stay on paved roads if your destination is the visitor centers or the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive.


Park Roads

Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
Open to Upper Lehman Creek Campground
Baker Creek Road
Open to Grey Cliffs Turnaround
Strawberry Creek Road
Open (snow covered - unimproved dirt road)
Snake Creek Road
Open (snow covered - improved dirt road)
Lexington Arch Road
Open (the unimproved dirt road to Lexington Arch is rough and rutted. High clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles are required. Advanced 4-wheel driving skills required to reach the trailhead. Route finding is necessary at parts of the trail due to flood damage.)

Please note in spring and fall roads may be closed temporarily due to snow.


Visitor Centers

Lehman Cave Visitor Center - Open Daily 8:00am to 4:30pm, year round, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

Great Basin Visitor Center - Closed for the season.


Lehman Cave Tours

Grand Palace Tour (all ages)
Monday through Friday

Saturday and Sunday
9:00am & 1:00pm

For detailed tour information please visit our Lehman Cave page. Tickets for tours up to 30 days in advance may be purchased by calling 775-234-7517 from 9:00am to 4:00pm (Pacific time) Monday through Friday. Tours do sell out and advanced tickets are recommended. Same day tickets are available in person only.

There are no tours available on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.



Lower Lehman Creek
Open (no water)
Upper Lehman Creek
Baker Creek
Wheeler Peak
Grey Cliffs Loop A
Strawberry Creek Campground
Open (no water)
Snake Creek Campground
Open (no water)
Grey Cliffs Group Campground
RV Dump Station

Fee: $12.00 per night and $6.00 per night for Golden Age/Access/Senior pass holders. Strawberry and Snake Creek campground is currently free. Click for detailed campground information.


Weather and Road Conditions

Great Basin National Park Weather
Wheeler Peak Snow Conditions (10,147ft)

Nevada Road Conditions or call 511 or 1-877-NV-ROADS
Utah Road Conditions call 511 or 1-866-511-UTAH


Hiking Trails

All hiking trails in the park are open, however with the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive open only to the Upper Lehman Creek Campground, trails such as the Bristlecone Pine/Glacier Trail, Alpine Lakes Loop, and the Wheeler Peak Summit Trail are only accessible by the Lehman Creek Trail (4 miles one way).

Expect and prepare for harsh winter conditions.

Weather can change quickly at any altitude - be prepared for harsh winter conditions!

Most trails are at high altitude and have steep elevation gains. Be watchful for signs of altitude sickness. If you are feeling sick, descend in altitude. Due to the high altitude, sun exposure can be a factor, and bring hats and sunscreen. Monitor weather and wear proper clothing. When hiking at high altitude be prepared for rain, hail, or snow storms. Temperatures and visibility can drop rapidly during the wind and storm events.

Please use the trail registers to document your hikes.

Click for detailed trail information.


Fire Conditions

Have safe campfires in the campgrounds. Make sure it's "dead out" before leaving the campsite or before going to sleep. For campfire safety tips see here.

There are no prescribed fires planned at this time. No fires are allowed above 10,000 feet.

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