• Grand Palace

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

CurrentConditions

Updated February 9, 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.
For current weather conditions and forecasts please visit our Weather and Climate page.

 
Snowy road

Park Roads
Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive:
Open to Upper Lehman Creek Campground
Baker Creek Road:
Open to the Grey Cliffs Turnaround
Lexington Arch Road:
Closed
Snake Creek Road:
Open (snow covered - unimproved dirt road - 4x4 recommended)
Strawberry Creek Road:
Open (snow covered - unimproved dirt road - 4x4 recommended)

*Note: In the spring and fall, roads may be closed temporarily due to snow.

Visitor Centers
Lehman Cave Visitor Center - Open - Thursday - Monday 8:30am to 4:00pm
(
closed Christmas and New Years Day)

Great Basin Visitor Center - Closed for the season

RV Dump Station
Closed

Weather
Great Basin National Park Weather
Wheeler Peak Snow Conditions (10,147ft)

State Road Conditions
Nevada: click here or call 511 from Nevada or 1877-NVROADS
Utah: click here or call 511 from Utah or 1866-511-UTAH

 

Campgrounds
Lower Lehman Creek:
Open (no water)
Upper Lehman Creek:
Closed
Baker Creek:
Closed
Wheeler Peak:
Closed
Grey Cliffs Group Campground:
Closed
Strawberry Creek Campground:
Open (no water)

Fee: $6.00 per night and $3.00 for Golden Age/Access pass holders (no water price).

 

Hiking Trails
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.

 
Fire conditions

Wildland firefighters work constantly to maintain healthy forests

NPS PHOTO

Fire Conditions

There are no prescribed fires planned at this time.

No fires are allowed above 10,000 feet.

Did You Know?

Columbine

There are 11 species of conifer trees, 71 species of mammals, 18 species of reptiles, 241 species of birds, 8 species of fish, and over 800 species of plants in Great Basin National Park and the neighboring valleys.