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Great Basin National Park Travel Guide

Great Basin National Park Sports & Activities

Great Basin National Park is a great place for experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Only one outfitter does guided trips here, and the closest outdoor store is miles away in Ely, so bring everything you might need and be prepared to go it alone. Permits are not required to go off the beaten path, but such adventurers are encouraged to register with a ranger just in case. The effort is worth it, for the backcountry is wide open and not at all crowded no matter the time of year (just keep an eye on the weather). As is the case in all national parks, bicycling is restricted to existing roads, but as the park sees fewer visitors than other national parks, road cyclists will find few cars to trouble them. Still, be extra careful on Wheeler Drive, which can become busy any time of the year.


Bicycling is limited to paved roads in the park, and rentals are not available. Test your stamina on the Wheeler Park Scenic Drive. ...


Great Basin National Park might not be crowded with people, but it sports an impressive list of bird species sighted—238, according to the National...


You'll witness beautiful views by driving along the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive and other park roads, but hiking allows an in-depth experience...

Cross-Country Skiing

Lehman Creek Trail. In summer, descend 2,050 feet by hiking Lehman Creek Trail one-way (downhill) from Wheeler Peak campground to Upper Lehman...



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