We are glad that you have decided to visit Great Basin National Park! As guardians of your park, we want to make sure that you and your students enjoy your visit and have a successful, educational experience.
Great Basin National Park offers ranger-led tours through Lehman Caves for school and homeschool groups. Tours are 45 - 60 minutes long for elementary and middle school groups. 60 - 90 minute tours are available to high school and college groups. These programs are limited to 20 people each. If your group is larger than 20, teachers and chaperones included, you will need to schedule more than one tour.
Plan to have a minimum of one chaperone/teacher per seven students for grades 4 through 12. The chaparone to student ratio for K- 3 should be one chaperone to every 5 students. If your group is over the 1:5 or 1:7 ratio the extra chaparones will need to pay for their cave tour. If your groups is required to go over or under the ratio of chaparones to to studets please contact the park to discuss. You can reach our Field Trip Coordinator at (775) 234-7511.
In addition to cave tours, there is a film about the park available at either visitor center. There is also a 1/4-mile self-guided nature trail that starts and ends at Lehman Caves Visitor Center. Watching the film and walking the nature trail are great ways to learn a little more about the park. For those with more time and want to explore beyond Lehman Caves, there are many hiking trails throughout the park. We do not offer guided hikes at this time, but a ranger can offer suggestions on where to go.