• Lehman Caves

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

Current Conditions - Great Basin National Park

Updated December 13, 2014

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


 

Park Roads

Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
Open to the Upper Lehman Creek Campground
Baker Creek Road
Open to the Grey Cliffs Turnaround
Lexington Arch Road
Closed
Snake Creek Road
Closed - Improvements to the campsites, restrooms, parking areas, trails and trailheads are being made. Work will continue until winter closure and resume in 2015.
Strawberry Creek Road
Open (ungraded dirt road)

*Note: In the 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, December 26, and New Years Day
Great Basin Visitor Center - Closed for the season


 

Lehman Cave Tours

Grand Palace Tour (all ages)
Monday through Friday - 1:00pm
Saturday and Sunday - 9:00am and 1:00pm

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, December 26, and New Years Day.


 

Campgrounds

Lower Lehman Creek
Open (no water)
Upper Lehman Creek
Closed
Baker Creek
Closed
Wheeler Peak
Closed
Grey Cliffs Loop A
Closed
Strawberry Creek Campground
Open (no water)
Grey Cliffs Group Campground
Closed for the season. Reservations for summer 2015 will begin January 1, 2015.
RV Dump Station
Closed

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.


 

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

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.


 

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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