Great Basin National Park Travel Guide
Fodor's Las Vegas 2014
Here, just off the Loneliest Road in America, small mountain ranges parade across farmland on the north, and a huge desert stretches south to central Utah. There are a few rivers, but in this arid land their waters evaporate in the dry air or fade into the soil quickly, adding to the sense of isolation that many visitors seek in this off-the-beaten-path park. 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 caves, and ancient bristlecone pines. Within the park is the southernmost permanent glacier on the continent.
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 the...read more
Dining in the park itself is limited to the basic lunch fare at the Lehman Caves Cafe and Gift Shop. Nearby Baker has a handful of dining and grocery options...read more
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