Conditions can change rapidly - especially in the fall, winter, and spring. Click on the Great Basin National Park Weather link below for the most up-to-date information.
COVID-19 Mask RequirementMasks are optional in NPS buildings at this time, including Lehman Caves. Visitors may continue to wear a mask if they choose. Please continue to wear a mask if showing symptoms of COVID -19. The CDC COVID-19 Community Levels will be checked on a weekly basis and masking requirement will updated accordingly. 11-30-22
Weather and Road Conditions
Park RoadsPlease note that in spring and fall roads may be closed due to snow and rockfall.
Park Road Descriptions
Check hours for both visitor centers here.
Lehman Cave Tours (Unavailable in January and February 2023)NOTE: All Lehman Cave Tours will be unavailable in January and February 2023 for rehabilitation and improvement projects.
Tours are available for reservation up to 30 days in advance.
Hiking TrailsHiking Trail Information
Winter Trail Information
Weather can change quickly at any elevation, so be prepared for harsh conditions. When hiking at high elevation be prepared for rain, hail, or snow storms at any time of the year. Temperatures and visibility can drop rapidly.
Most trails are at high elevation and have steep climbs. Be mindful for signs of altitude sickness such as headache and nausea. If you're feeling sick, descend right away. Sun exposure is also more extreme at high elevation, so be sure to bring hats and sunscreen. Bring plenty of water and salty snacks for longer day hikes.
Please use the trail registers to document your hikes.
CampgroundsCampground, Pricing, and Reservation Information
Many campgrounds require reservations in the summer and may be booked up to 30 days in advance.
Lower Lehman Creek Campground is the only campground open year-round in the park. All others close with winter.
Fire ConditionsThere is currently no fire ban inside Great Basin National Park. Due to ongoing drough conditions, they are regularly in place during the summer and fall months.
When fire bans are implemented, the following regulations apply:
Fires will not be allowed in picnic grills or barbeques. Fires are also not allowed in fire rings in campsites, amphitheaters or other locations in the park. Regardless of a fire ban, fires are never allowed above 10,000 feet. It is never permitted to build your own fire ring.Gas fired camp stoves are permitted as well as propane grills. Be fire smart do not park your vehicle over grass or shrubs tall enough to touch the underside of the vehicle. Do not drag chains from your hitch. Please practice fire safety and enjoy your visit.
Last updated: December 19, 2022