Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Last Updated: April 15th, 2019

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Rating: ★★★★★(5/5) - Must Visit

Great Basin National Park is most well-known for its bristlecone pine forests, alpine lakes, and 13,000 foot Wheeler Peak. The park is also home to Lehman Caves, which you can visit on ranger-guided tours. Camping is available in 5 developed campgrounds and in primitive sites along Snake Creek Road.

Hiking is the best way to enjoy the park, and several developed trails in the main area highlight the natural beauty here. The Alpine Lakes Loop visits Stella and Teresa Lakes on a scenic trail through coniferous forest. The Bristlecone Trail is an interpretive trail that teaches you more about these unique trees -- the oldest living trees on the planet. Hiking to the top of Wheeler Peak is the ultimate experience in the park, offering unrivaled views of the Great Basin.


Lehman Caves Grand Palace Tour
Great Basin National Park, Nevada
Stella Lake frozen solid with snowy Wheeler Peak above
Stella Lake via Wheeler Peak Trail
Great Basin National Park, Nevada

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