Great Basin National Park Travel Guide


Plan Your Great Basin National Park Vacation

Rising 13,063 feet out of a massive 200,000-square-mile basin, Wheeler Peak beckons visitors with an entirely unique ecosystem. High desert meets alpine forest here, with a limestone cave to boot. Fewer than 100,000 visitors (compared to 3 million at Utah’s Zion National Park) will find their way to this off-the-beaten-path park annually, but for them, the rewards will be ample. Surface water in the Great Basin has no outlet to the sea, so it pools in more than 200 small basins throughout the steep mountain ranges. Along with these alpine lakes, the dramatic mountains shelter lush meadows, limestone formations, and ancient bristlecone pines. Within the park is the southernmost permanent glacier on the continent.


Great Basin National Park Hotels

There is no lodging in the park, so unless you're willing and able to snag one of the park's first-come, first-served campsites, or expect to camp in more


Great Basin National Park Restaurants

Dining in the park itself is limited to the basic lunch fare at the Lehman Caves Cafe and Gift Shop. Nearby Baker, a town of less than 100 people, has more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Great Basin National Park

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Great Basin National Park Experiences


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