• Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Wheeler Peak Summit Trail Closed

    A small smoldering fire near the trail has caused the closure of the Wheeler Peak Summit Trail. park staff is observing the fire. Check back here to get an update whne the trail will open. Alpine Lakes Loop and Bristlecone Trail are open. More »

  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Road work will begin in Upper Lehman and Wheeler Peak Campgrounds. Campgrounds will be open but may be noisy and have large vehicles on the roads. The Scenic Drive is open with up to 15 min delays due to road work. Click more for details. Updated 9/9/14 More »

  • Travel Not Recommended - Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive Above 8,000 Feet

    Snow and ice may make travel on Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive unsafe, travel is not recommended at this time. Warmer weather over the weekend is expected and conditions may improve. 10/1/2014

  • Snake Creek Road and Campsites Closed

    The Snake Creek Road will be closed from the park boundary into the park to begin work on campsites, trails and restroom improvements. Work will continue until snow closes the project. Work will resume in Spring 2015.

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 05/23/2014, 09/05/2014

    Location: Ely, NV Fee Information: Tickets required Contact Name: Nevada Northern Railway Contact Email: info@nnry.com Contact Phone Number: 1-866-407-8326

Great Basin National Park and the Nevada Northern Railway in Ely, NV are once again excited to offer the NNRW's Star Train. Great Basin's astronomy park rangers will be onboard these special themed train rides to offer a glimpse into the incredible dark skies of the Great Basin. Riders will begin their journey from the train station in Ely, NV and ride the historic northern train route. While onboard, Great Basin's Dark Rangers will provide explanation on astronomical subjects, including trivia and prize giveaways, all commencing with stop out of town where passengers will disembark the train and gaze through the park's high-powered telescopes. Riders will see incredible astronomical views, such as planets and deep space objects. Tickets can be purchased online or at the NNRW station.

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