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Great Basin National Park

Highway 488, Baker, NV 89311
+1 775-234-7331
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Make it to Wheeler Pass to see the last glacier in Nevada.

I was surprised by the number of deer, turkey and jackrabbits we saw. Its a great NP. Cave tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SportingClays3200
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Chicago, Illinois
Compact, Less Hectic

Interesting information on the geography of the area and Lehman Caves is a bonus. Keep in mind... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom F
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Fort Atkinson
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cave tour” (58 reviews)
“wheeler peak” (121 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Highway 488, Baker, NV 89311
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+1 775-234-7331
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised by the number of deer, turkey and jackrabbits we saw. Its a great NP. Cave tour, wheeler peak and Osceola Ditch trails were great. Baker creek loop is also good, but strenuous. Night sky is worth the trip in itself.

Thank SportingClays3200
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting information on the geography of the area and Lehman Caves is a bonus. Keep in mind that trails are largely at altitude, so allow more time and warmer clothing. The town of Baker, even calling it a town is misleading. Two restaurants, a coffee...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy visiting this park because it is not crowded so you can go at your own pace, there are many things to do, and has two visitor centers with some of the best rangers. Because the park is in a remote part of Nevada...More

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

But Wheeler Peak is the easiest 13000' peak I have walked up, nice trail. The last remaining glacier in Nevada is as unimpressive as the ones in California but that and the Bristlecones make a super walk, Lehman caves are definitely worth a visit

Thank Rico M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning scenery and great trails to explore the scenery and archaeology of the area. Friendly and helpful rangers and the cafe art Lehman Caves Visitor Center is very good, too.

Thank timothym931
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Basin National Park is a great spot for a short visit or a longer stay. In our two-day stop we toured Lehman Caves, took the drive up Wheeler Peak, hiked a short trail, and generally enjoyed watching and photographing the spectacular scenery as it...More

1  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basically this is just a high mountain in the Nevada Desert (in fact the highest), in the great basin where the rainfall does not flow to any sea. The park is special because of the Lehmann Caves and the various climate zones. Most special are...More

Thank Josbob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park isn't well known, and it's in a remote part of Nevada, so you won't find the crowds here that you do in other parks. I loved that. We reserved our cave tour a few weeks in advance, and our guide, Mark, was fantastic....More

Thank wishesUT
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Our US National Parks are truly "America's Greatest Idea" and Great Basin NP is a perfect example. Small in size and low in visitation but big on awesome vistas, spectacular trails and amazing diversity - Sites include - Limestone caves to 4000 year-old pine trees...More

2  Thank SteveBinkley
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Take the Wheeler peak 10 mils road trip and enjoy the drop offs, nice and scary. Much to see that is unique to this part of the world. Come when the moon is dim as I came during a full moon and the stars were...More

1  Thank Bear C
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Justin K
12 November 2017|
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Response from Larry P | Reviewed this property |
In May, you possibly will encounter deep drifts, probably crusted and stable. Remember, this is the second highest peak in Nevada and really gets up there. At this elevation, it is gorgeous, whatever the season. Really a... More
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BRosswog
13 March 2017|
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Response from Kathy984 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't find the roads scary. There are no big drop offs. It's an easy drive to the Caves. If you want to go all the way to the top it is more curvy but there are wonderful views and several pull out points.
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Jennifer N
24 January 2017|
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Response from Ashley S | Reviewed this property |
I also saw maybe 15-20 kids during a star gazing presentation last August. But other than that I didn't see other kids (I also did camp so I don't know if there were more kids there), in fact I think that one of the best... More
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