Cave Tours Sold Out
Cave Tours are sold out for Friday 10/17 and Saturday 10/18. You can make reservations for Sunday at (775) 234-7517. Please be patient call voulmnes are high, we will get back to you. Checkout the other great things to do at Great Basin National Park. More »
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.
Skiing, snowshoeing, and camping offer memorable experiences at Great Basin, provided safety precautions are followed. For all winter trips, both day and overnight, registering at the visitor center and checking out at the completion of your trip is highly recommended. In such a remote area, this information is extremely useful in emergency situations.
Special Winter Concerns
Avalanches are common at high elevations in the Snake Range during the winter and spring. Many ski trails cross avalanche paths and run outs. Skiers should be alert for avalanche hazards, carry proper equipment, and check at a visitor center for current avalanche conditions before departing.
In the Backcountry
STAY ALERT FOR CLUES AND INTEGRATE TERRAIN, SNOWPACK, AND WEATHER DATA EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
Did You Know?
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!