• 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 later in the week is expected and conditions may improve. Please check back. 9/29/2014

  • 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.

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Great Basin National Park and surrounding area
Great Basin National Park and Surrounding Area
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Nearby National Park Service Sites and Distances from Great Basin NP

>Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
188 miles (435) 834-5322
>Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah
152 miles (435) 586-9451
>Death Valley National Park, California
366 miles (760) 786-3200
>Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada/Arizona
333 miles (702) 293-8906
>Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Utah
206 miles (801) 756-5238
>Zion National Park, Utah
196 miles (435) 772-3256
 
 

Historic Areas

>East Ely Railroad Depot Museum, Nevada
62 miles
>Ely Ghost Train, Nevada
62 miles
>Fremont Indian State Park, Utah
155 miles
>White Pine County Museum, Ely Nevada
62 miles
>Great Basin Museum, Delta Utah
95 miles
>Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park, Nevada
55 miles
>World War II - Topaz Internment Camp Delta, Utah
106 miles
>Ghost Towns in Nevada (including Osceola)
>Ghost Towns in Utah (including Frisco)

Did You Know?

No water in the Great Basin Desert ever reaches an ocean.

The Hydrographic Great Basin is a 200,000 square mile area that drains internally. All precipitation in this region evaporates, sinks underground, or flows into lakes. No water reaches the ocean.