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Great Basin National Park

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Address: Highway 488, Baker, NV 89311
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+1 775-234-7331
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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First Visit to Utah!

My sisters and I made a quick trip to visit 3 Natioanl Parks in The area. We visited Great Basin first. We stayed the night at a house rental in Baker and drove the few miles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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Stafford, Texas
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Federal Way, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the smaller national parks I've ever been in, but worth a stop - some interesting hiking trails - take plenty of water and plan appropriately for the very hot, dry climate. The drive out from Ely to the park is scenic - quite a few spots near the summit to take good pictures. Go to the visitor center... More 

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Stafford, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My sisters and I made a quick trip to visit 3 Natioanl Parks in The area. We visited Great Basin first. We stayed the night at a house rental in Baker and drove the few miles into the park the next morning. We knew it was going to be a good day when we saw 2 bald eagles sitting on... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Nevada's lone national park offers more than meets the eye. The real beauty of this park is below ground in the Lehman cave. Not only do you see stalactites and stalagmites, you'll also get to see a rare cave formation called a shield. Reservations are required for the cave tour. Topside the park offers hiking and a drive to the... More 

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United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great Basin National Park is a small national park in eastern Nevada. The park offers camping, cave tours, hiking, etc.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We camped out here and did the cave tours and the night skies presentation along with hiking and it was very nice. The cave tour is recommended and the night skies presentation was long but informative. We drove around the park and despite snow making some areas inaccessible, it was a lovely trip.

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WY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great Basin National Park is full of diversity including high mountain tops, uncrowded camp sites, the incredible Lehman Cave, beautiful vistas of brilliantly colored foliage in the fall, Pinion Trees (and nuts!), the amazing ancient trees of the Bristlecone Pine Trees, easily accessed trails, incredible night skies far away from light pollution. Well worth the visit!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great Basin National Park is located in eastern Nevada near the Utah border. The scenic drive to Wheeler Peak was spectacular and the view from the peak shows the vastness of the basin below, You can see the surrounding area for miles. The fall color was at its peak in late October and the groves of golden aspen against the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

WOW. I am so glad we decided to drive to Great Basin. It's halfway between Salt Lake and Yosemite, and it was the perfect stop. There are 4 campgrounds inside the park, and all were very pretty. We stayed at Baker Creek Campground, and LOVED IT! The vault toilets are very clean and there is a creek trail starting at... More 

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park city, ut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We needed a quiet place to enjoy our travel, and found it here. The roads were easy and had amazing views. There are easy hikes, and many things to do (glacier hike, cave tour, camping). Solitude is key for this park!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

When we arrived, early morning, the visitor center was not open...it is not even on the road to the park.....somewhat unusual for a National Park. The next visitor center that we came upon was for the cave tours. We did schedule a cave tour and watched a film in the center. We then drove to Wheeler Peak, about a 30... More 

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