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Great Basin National Park

Highway 488, Baker, NV 89311
+1 775-234-7331
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Spectacular Sky Island!

There is a lot to see and do at Great Basin in a small area compared to other National Parks. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CrankingChick
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Tucson, Arizona
Make it to Wheeler Pass to see the last glacier in Nevada.

I was surprised by the number of deer, turkey and jackrabbits we saw. Its a great NP. Cave tour... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
SportingClays3200
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“cave tour” (49 reviews)
“wheeler peak” (122 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Highway 488, Baker, NV 89311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot to see and do at Great Basin in a small area compared to other National Parks. We spent about half a day there after driving in from Las Vegas. This park has NO entrance fee (free). There are two visitor centers:...More

Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I was surprised by the number of deer, turkey and jackrabbits we saw. Its a great NP. Cave tour, wheeler peak and Osceola Ditch trails were great. Baker creek loop is also good, but strenuous. Night sky is worth the trip in itself.

Thank SportingClays3200
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Interesting information on the geography of the area and Lehman Caves is a bonus. Keep in mind that trails are largely at altitude, so allow more time and warmer clothing. The town of Baker, even calling it a town is misleading. Two restaurants, a coffee...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I enjoy visiting this park because it is not crowded so you can go at your own pace, there are many things to do, and has two visitor centers with some of the best rangers. Because the park is in a remote part of Nevada...More

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 23 October 2017

But Wheeler Peak is the easiest 13000' peak I have walked up, nice trail. The last remaining glacier in Nevada is as unimpressive as the ones in California but that and the Bristlecones make a super walk, Lehman caves are definitely worth a visit

Thank Rico M
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Stunning scenery and great trails to explore the scenery and archaeology of the area. Friendly and helpful rangers and the cafe art Lehman Caves Visitor Center is very good, too.

Thank timothym931
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Great Basin National Park is a great spot for a short visit or a longer stay. In our two-day stop we toured Lehman Caves, took the drive up Wheeler Peak, hiked a short trail, and generally enjoyed watching and photographing the spectacular scenery as it...More

1  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Basically this is just a high mountain in the Nevada Desert (in fact the highest), in the great basin where the rainfall does not flow to any sea. The park is special because of the Lehmann Caves and the various climate zones. Most special are...More

Thank Josbob
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This park isn't well known, and it's in a remote part of Nevada, so you won't find the crowds here that you do in other parks. I loved that. We reserved our cave tour a few weeks in advance, and our guide, Mark, was fantastic....More

Thank wishesUT
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Our US National Parks are truly "America's Greatest Idea" and Great Basin NP is a perfect example. Small in size and low in visitation but big on awesome vistas, spectacular trails and amazing diversity - Sites include - Limestone caves to 4000 year-old pine trees...More

2  Thank SteveBinkley
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Justin K
13 November 2017|
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Response from zxz21 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We were there in September. Check the national park website for average weather patterns.
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BRosswog
13 March 2017|
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Response from Kathy984 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't find the roads scary. There are no big drop offs. It's an easy drive to the Caves. If you want to go all the way to the top it is more curvy but there are wonderful views and several pull out points.
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Jennifer N
25 January 2017|
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Response from Ashley S | Reviewed this property |
I also saw maybe 15-20 kids during a star gazing presentation last August. But other than that I didn't see other kids (I also did camp so I don't know if there were more kids there), in fact I think that one of the best... More
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