Alerts & Conditions



Updated January 12, 2018
Conditions can change rapidly - especially in the fall, winter, and spring. Higher elevation trails now require a much longer hike and may become inaccessible. Contact Great Basin National Park via email or by phone Monday through Friday at (775) 234-7331 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

Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
Open to Upper Lehman Parking Area (3miles)
Baker Creek Road
Closed due to snow (maintained gravel road)
Snake Creek Road
Open (improved dirt road)
Strawberry Creek Road
Closed (unimproved dirt road)
Lexington Arch Road
(NOTE: Those wishing to drive to the Lexington Arch Trailhead should be advised that the unimproved dirt road to is rough and rutted. High clearance four-wheel drive vehicles are required, as are advanced four-wheel driving skills. Route finding is also necessary in places due to flood damage.)

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

Visitor Centers

Lehman Cave Visitor Center - Open daily 8:00am to 4:00pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

Great Basin Visitor Center - CLOSED FOR SEASON October 29, 2017

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 watchful 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.

Please use the trail registers to document your hikes.


Campground Information

Lower Lehman Creek
Open (no water)
Upper Lehman Creek
Closed (no water)
Baker Creek
Wheeler Peak
Grey Cliffs Loop A
Strawberry Creek Campground
Snake Creek Campground
Open (no water)
Grey Cliffs Group Campground
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

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

The fire is declared out. The area remains closed.

There are no prescribed fires planned at this time.

Last updated: January 25, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park

Baker, NV 89311


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

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