Current Conditions - Great Basin National Park
Updated March 8, 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.
Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
*Note: In the spring and fall, roads may be closed temporarily due to snow.
Lehman Cave Visitor Center - Open Daily 8:00am to 4:30pm
Lehman Cave Tours and Ranger Programs
Lehman Cave Tours
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.
Lower Lehman Creek
Fee: $6.00 per night and $3.00 for Golden Age/Access pass holders (no water price), 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 Lexington Arch, in the park remain open and snow covered, but most high country trails can only accessed by taking the Lehman Creek Trail first. Winter conditions are present in the park and weather can change quickly at any altitude - be prepared! With the end of the daylight savings time sunset times will be 4:30pm or earlier.
Snow shoes are available for daytime use at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center, a $2.00 donation is optional.
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.
There are no prescribed fires planned at this time. No fires are allowed above 10,000 feet.
Did You Know?
Precipitation patterns are highly variable in Great Basin National Park. The wettest year on record at Lehman Caves was 21.2 inches of precipitation in 1982 and the driest year was 7.4 inches in 1953.