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.
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 (all ages)
Saturday and Sunday
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
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 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.
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.