When to Go
When to Go
As one of the least visited national parks in the country, attracting fewer than 100,000 people each year, Great Basin National Park is never crowded. Few visitors ensure that most any time is a fine time to visit this park, though of course much of that number will pass through the entry gates during the warmer months. In summer the high desert weather here is typically mild, so you'll be comfortable in shorts and T-shirts during the day—though temperatures drop at night, so bring light jackets and pants.
A winter visit can be sublime in its solitude, but the hardy visitor must be prepared for the elements, especially if the backcountry is a destination. With temperatures hovering in the low teens, heavy coats, jeans, and sweaters are recommended. Some roads might be impassable in inclement weather; check ahead with a park ranger.
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