Current Conditions - Great Basin National Park
Updated April 25, 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.
Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
Please note in spring and fall roads may be closed temporarily due to snow.
Lehman Cave Visitor Center - Open Daily 8:00am to 4:30pm, year round, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day
Lehman Cave Tours
Grand Palace Tour (ages 5 & up)
Lodge Room Tour (all ages)
For detailed tour information please 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. Same day tickets are available in person only.
There are no tours available on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
Astronomy Program - Saturday nights in April and May
Lower Lehman Creek
Fee: $6.00 per night and $3.00 for Golden Age/Access pass holders, except for the Strawberry Creek campground which is free. Click for detailed campground information.
The Lexington Arch road and trail is closed.
All hiking trails, except the Lexington Arch trail, in the park are open. With the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive closed to the upper mountain, the Bristlecone Pine, Glacier, Alpine Lakes Loop, and the Wheeler Peak Summit Trail are only accessible by the Lehman Creek Trail, adding 7 or more miles round trip to the total distance of the other hikes.
In winter the sun sets very early and trails on the east side of the mountain will be in shade in very early afternoon.
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 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.
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.