Horses and other pack animals (mules, burros, and llamas) are welcome in the backcountry of Great Basin National Park.
Pack Animal Regulations
When planning a horseback riding or pack trip, please keep the following regulations in mind:
Certified Weed-free Hay is Required
Noxious weed free hay is now required! As of January 1, 2003, all hay and straw entering National Forests and National Parks must be Certified Noxious Weed Free. Animals must be fed Certified Weed Free hay for one week before arrival.
Visitors will be required to show proof of certification for any hay or straw used while in Great Basin National Park. Visitors using uncertified hay or straw will be fined. This program is intended to reduce the spread of invasive non-native weeds on federal lands. Invasive non-native weeds cost the environment, recreation, agriculture, and industry an estimated $23 billion a year.
The following websites have information and lists of weed-free hay providers in Nevada and Utah:
For more information, contact:
Last updated: April 22, 2021