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Great Basin National Park

Highway 488, Baker, NV 89311
+1 775-234-7331
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Must See NPark

Only 167,000 visited this park last year! It offers hiking, scenic drives, restaurant, dry... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CRAIG C
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SALT LAKE CITY
via mobile
Off the beaten track, but worth the trip

Had heard raves about this park for years, and finally our path led us there. Nice campgrounds were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
VespagirL55
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Bushnell, Florida
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wheeler peak” (125 reviews)
“cave tour” (52 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Highway 488, Baker, NV 89311
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+1 775-234-7331
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"bristlecone pines"
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"wheeler peak"
in 125 reviews
"cave tour"
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"lehman caves"
in 112 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 45 reviews
"visitor centers"
in 16 reviews
"high altitude"
in 9 reviews
"dark sky"
in 7 reviews
"nature trail"
in 6 reviews
"old trees"
in 5 reviews
"high desert"
in 7 reviews
"fall colors"
in 5 reviews
"visitor's center"
in 7 reviews
"great hiking"
in 5 reviews
"short hike"
in 5 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 5 reviews
"breathtaking views"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Only 167,000 visited this park last year! It offers hiking, scenic drives, restaurant, dry camping, and the beautiful Lehman Caves. We stayed in Ely and drove over for the day. It’s out of the way, but beautiful.

Thank CRAIG C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had heard raves about this park for years, and finally our path led us there. Nice campgrounds were filled to capacity (except for Wheeler up at the top -- since they cannot accommodate larger trailers). Cave tour and hikes a must-do. Wheeler Peak was still...More

Thank VespagirL55
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After you surrvieved the lonlieest HW-50, crossed the ocean of sagebrush this NP is worth going. The hike to the bristle cone pines to see the oldest livinh thing on this planet, a 3200 year old tree is a must do. Lehmann cave is just...More

Thank Matthias H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is really in the middle of nowhere, but really worth the 4.5 hr drive if you live in or are just bored with your Las Vegas vacation and want to get away from people. Do the Lehman Cave tour! 90 minutes, ranger-led, really...More

Thank Ray C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the least-frequented NP's, and after driving there it is easy to see why. It's a long way from anywhere, and there's no way you were just be "driving by". But once there, we were glad we made the trip. The scenic...More

Thank pmjc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is small bit nice for a visit. Either you will hike or not. I would recommend the hiking combination Bristlecone and alpine lakes. If you want to do Wheeler Peak be aware of the high elevation. Take your time to hike up there....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An unexpected find... This is a park we didn't know existed before moving to Utah. Very remote, beautiful caves, and spectacular views. Only a few campsites accept reservations, so we chanced it over Memorial Day weekend. We arrived before noon on Friday and grabbed one...More

Thank Krista D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately it snowed the night before we were to visit the park. We were still able to do the Lehman Cave tour with the ranger which was very good. However the road to Wheeler peak was closed and remained closed the next day also. I'll...More

Thank 994elizabethh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Certainly not the crowd exposure of Grand Canyon or Zion - and this park gives great hikes, great information at the VC, and exposure to fauna and ancient flora. From high desert to alpine lakes - this place gives one a great experience including great...More

Thank LSUTraveller
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in April so we were unable to drive up Wheeler Peak. Rest of park is nice with some nice hikes . Park is off the beaten path. Not a long list of things to do.

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Priscilla-Penne... L
25 May 2018|
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Response from Linda_Op_Reis | Reviewed this property |
Sure, best come in 4WD to enjoy the unpaved roads
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Ryan S
14 May 2018|
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Response from AZboyinWI | Reviewed this property |
To follow with the other's recommendations, I would speak to the on sight staff and ask for their recommendations. I certainly hope that you are able to experience this attraction. The park is a very good one with lots of... More
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AUROBINDO S
26 February 2018|
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Response from SportingClays3200 | Reviewed this property |
Obviously call the ranger station for the accurate update on current conditions, but this may not be safe due to the ice and snow. As of October, there still were several spots with ice from the previous season
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