Great Basin National Park Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Great Basin National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Baker Creek Road

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Though less popular than the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, this gravel road affords gorgeous views of Wheeler Peak, the Baker Creek Drainage,...

Cave Lake State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

At 7,350 feet above sea level in the pine and juniper forest of the big Schell Creek Range that borders Ely on the east, this is an idyllic...

Great Basin Visitor Center

  • Information Center

Here you can see exhibits on the flora, fauna, and geology of the park, or ask a ranger to suggest a favorite hike. Books, videos, and...

Junior Ranger Program

  • Tour–Sight

Youngsters answer questions and complete activities related to the park and then are sworn in as Junior Rangers and receive a Great Basin...

Lehman Caves

  • Tour–Sight

In 1885, rancher and miner Absalom Lehman discovered this underground wonder—a single limestone and marble cavern 2½ miles long. Inside,...

Lehman Caves Visitor Center

  • Information Center

Regularly scheduled cave tours lasting 60 or 90 minutes depart from here. Mountain View Nature Trail encircles the visitor center and...

Lehman Caves Visitor Center Picnic Area

  • Park/Playground

This full-service picnic site, with tables, fire grills, water, and restrooms (the latter two available during the summer), is a short...

Nevada Northern Railway Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

During the mining boom the Nevada Northern Railroad connected East Ely, Ruth, and McGill to the transcontinental rail line in the northeast...

Pole Canyon Trailhead Picnic Area

  • Restaurant–Sight

Inaccessible when Baker Creek Road is closed in the winter, this picnic area at the mouth of a canyon has a handful of tables and fire...

U.S. 93 Scenic Byway

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

The 68 miles between the park and Ely make a beautiful drive with diverse views of Nevada's paradoxical geography: dry deserts and lush...

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