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Great Basin National Park

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Address: Highway 488, Baker, NV 89311
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+1 775-234-7331
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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The caves are great

Wonderful afternoon visit at the caves, and the hiking was great too. We hope to be back in the fall.

Reviewed 2 days ago
White Salmon, Washington
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White Salmon, Washington
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful afternoon visit at the caves, and the hiking was great too. We hope to be back in the fall.

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My older parents wanted to see the caves. After reading the website and calling the ranger, I made reservations to see the first big cave ( no further because of stairs). Mom had real trouble even with this first cave. There is a long, sloped path down to the cave. It was steep and dark (part of the charm for... More 

1 Thank Joy S
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It feels funny to review a national park--it's already a treasure, more likely it should rate us! Great Basin was mostly closed when we went, it was still snowy, but even so there were very pretty short drives and walks. It was well worth the visit.

Thank Eastlight108
Orem, Utah
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430 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Park looks interesting but in early April we we snowed out of the hiking trails. So we were disappointed not to try Wheeler's Peak and the trails higher than Upper Lehman campground. Bummer. The scenery and setting are spectacular but you need to visit in late Spring until first snow.

Thank Ron B
Henderson, Nevada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many National Parks to choose from in the West, but you're missing out on a lot if you miss Great Basin. One of the least visited and most remote, it's worth the travel time to experience this gem. Baker Peak harbors one of the largest Bristlecone Tree forests you'll find. These trees are upwards of 2000 years old,... More 

1 Thank Heather K
Federal Way, Washington
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478 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the smaller national parks I've ever been in, but worth a stop - some interesting hiking trails - take plenty of water and plan appropriately for the very hot, dry climate. The drive out from Ely to the park is scenic - quite a few spots near the summit to take good pictures. Go to the visitor center... More 

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Stafford, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My sisters and I made a quick trip to visit 3 Natioanl Parks in The area. We visited Great Basin first. We stayed the night at a house rental in Baker and drove the few miles into the park the next morning. We knew it was going to be a good day when we saw 2 bald eagles sitting on... More 

1 Thank Jane K
Manhattan, Kansas
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Nevada's lone national park offers more than meets the eye. The real beauty of this park is below ground in the Lehman cave. Not only do you see stalactites and stalagmites, you'll also get to see a rare cave formation called a shield. Reservations are required for the cave tour. Topside the park offers hiking and a drive to the... More 

3 Thank hoef972
United States
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745 reviews
542 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 660 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great Basin National Park is a small national park in eastern Nevada. The park offers camping, cave tours, hiking, etc.

2 Thank AAHolt
Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We camped out here and did the cave tours and the night skies presentation along with hiking and it was very nice. The cave tour is recommended and the night skies presentation was long but informative. We drove around the park and despite snow making some areas inaccessible, it was a lovely trip.

1 Thank AlexisFelicite

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