A Land of Stunning Diversity

From the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak, to the sage-covered foothills, Great Basin National Park hosts a sample of the incredible diversity of the larger Great Basin region. Come and partake of the solitude of the wilderness, walk among ancient bristlecone pines, bask in the darkest of night skies, and explore mysterious subterranean passages. There's a whole lot more than just desert here!

Stalactites, stalagmites and other formations in yellow light. Photo credit: Kee Ylp (flickr)

Lehman Caves Tours

Enter the remarkable Lehman cave and explore a unique limestone cave full of stalactites, stalagmites, popcorn, cave shields, and mystery.

Snowshoe trail with covered in snow and foot prints.

Winter Touring

Winter is the quietest season of the year and offers unique experiences in the park not seen during the summer.

Painting of a road leading onto the image, lined by orange aspen trees with purple mountains behind.

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Painting by Candida Webb, 2021 Great Basin National Park Artist in Residence

Road closed sign with white blockades

Current Conditions

Conditions in the Great Basin are everchanging, check here for the most up to date information on roads, closures, and other important info.

Comet with long tails and two large bristlecones at night

Stargaze on Your Own

As an International Dark-Sky Park Great Basin National Park offers amazing stargazing within the park

Parachutes and shield formation in the Grand Palace.

Virtual Cave Tour

Explore the underground world of Lehman Caves. This virtual tour journeys through the most popular rooms of the caves.

Brown and green visitor center entrance

Operating Hours & Seasons

Check here for visitor center hours and seasonal recommendations for activities on the park.

Storm over the south snake range of Great Basin

Weather

Weather changes quickly at Great Basin. Thunderstorms and rain are common. Please be prepared by checking ahead of your visit.

Last updated: December 4, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

100 Great Basin National Park
Baker , NV 89311

Phone:

775-234-7331
Available 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

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