Alerts & Conditions

Updated November 20, 2019

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.

Weather and Road Conditions

Great Basin National Park Weather
Wheeler Peak Snow Conditions (10,147ft)
Nevada Road Conditions or call 511 or 1-877-NV-ROADS
Utah Road Conditions call 511 or 1-866-511-UTAH

Park Roads

Please note that in spring and fall roads may be closed due to snow and rockfall.

Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
Open to Upper Lehman Creek Campground (about 3 miles)
Baker Creek Road
Open (maintained gravel road)
Snake Creek Road
Open (improved dirt road)
Strawberry Creek Road
Open (improved dirt road)
Lexington Arch Road
Open (unimproved dirt road)
(NOTE: The unimproved dirt road to Lexington Arch is rough and rutted. High-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. Due to damage sustained by wildfire, the Lexington Arch road is severely washed out. Vehicles will have to park approximately 1 mile before the official parking area/trailhead begins as a result. Drive as far as you feel comfortable and then walk the rest of the way. There is not a designated parking area. Do not block the road or damage vegetation when parking. Look for orange trail markers on trees to guide you towards the trailhead through the washout. (10/10/2019)

Visitor Centers

Lehman Cave Visitor Center
Closed until mid-February for installation of new exhibits.
Cave Tours will continue to be offered. Make a reservation at www.recreation.gov.

Great Basin Visitor Center
Is open from 8:00am - 4:00pm, daily until at least February 15th.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

Purchase same day cave tour tickets at this visitor center and check-in at least 30 minutes before your cave tour at the Great Basin Visitor Center in Baker if you already have tour tickets reserved.

Hiking Trails

Hiking 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.

Campgrounds

Campground Information

Lower Lehman Creek
Open (Water Off)

Upper Lehman Creek
Closed (Water Off)

Baker Creek
Closed (Water Off)

Wheeler Peak
Closed (Water Off)
NOTICE: Wheeler Peak Campground will be closed for the 2020 summer season.

Grey Cliffs Campground
Closed (No water)

Strawberry Creek Campground
Closed

Snake Creek Campground
Open (No water)

Fee: $15.00 per night or $7.50 per night for Golden Age/Access/Senior pass holders.
Snake Creek campground is currently free.

RV Dump Station
Closed
Fee: $5.00

Fire Conditions
No fires are allowed above 10,000 feet.


Last updated: November 20, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park

Baker, NV 89311

Phone:

(775) 234-7331
Available 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Closed on Federal holidays.

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