• Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    The Scenic Drive is open with up to 15 min delays due to road work. Wheeler Peak Campground will be closed for the day on October 14th. Lower Lehman Campground will be closed for the day on October 15th. Click more for details. Updated 10/9/14 More »

  • 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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