• 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.

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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?

Bristlecone Pine; photographed by Kathy Billings

Many of Great Basin National Park's bristlecone pines were growing at the time the Egyptians were building the pyramids. Not only are the trees themselves old, but the needles alone can be 25-40 yrs old!