• 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.


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:
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

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


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


Fire Conditions

There are no prescribed fires planned at this time.

No fires are allowed above 10,000 feet.

Did You Know?

Osceola ghost town

White Pine County, home to Great Basin National Park, lays claim to some of the most famous ghost towns in Nevada: Hamilton (the former county seat), Osceola (where the largest gold nugget in the state was found) and Cherry Creek.