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Great Basin National Park

Highway 488, Baker, NV 89311
+1 775-234-7331
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We had a valley to ourselves

New park, few visitors, and those who come rarely go beyond Lehmann caves. We hiked the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda_Op_Reis
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Relatively Unknown Beauty!

This park was not on our schedule and we visited on a whim as we had some extra time. It was late... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jbg48
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Ridgeway, SC
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wheeler peak” (121 reviews)
“cave tour” (51 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Highway 488, Baker, NV 89311
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+1 775-234-7331
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"bristlecone pines"
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"wheeler peak"
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"cave tour"
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"lehman caves"
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"scenic drive"
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"visitor centers"
in 16 reviews
"high altitude"
in 9 reviews
"dark sky"
in 6 reviews
"nature trail"
in 6 reviews
"old trees"
in 5 reviews
"vault toilets"
in 4 reviews
"fall colors"
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"high desert"
in 6 reviews
"great hiking"
in 5 reviews
"short hike"
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"well worth the trip"
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"breathtaking views"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

New park, few visitors, and those who come rarely go beyond Lehmann caves. We hiked the Serviceberry Loop trail in Snake Canyon and had the entire valley to ourselves. Gorgeous views both to and from the mountains. Just beware of falling birch trees when it’s...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park was not on our schedule and we visited on a whim as we had some extra time. It was late spring, just after a surprise snow storm blanketed the desert and covered the alpine peaks with white. The road to the upper elevations...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This National Park is many miles from any major population centre and is quieter than most. The Leman Caves are well visited and it is advisable to ore book online at busy times . Most trails and the scenic drive are closed until summer so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While coming home from a California trip five years ago, we 'happened by' Great Basin National Park (as if you could just happen by a Park on the "Loneliest Highway in America"!). We were entranced and enjoyed the Cave Tour. So, on this trip back...More

1  Thank MikeB1952
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Exploring Great Basin National Park in winter time is limited because the park service closes most of the road access so getting to the upper elevations is difficult. Access to the Lehman Visitor Center is very good on cleared, paved roads so we recommend you...More

1  Thank JimSTL1021
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Such a beautiful overlooked gem in Nevada. We drove to the top of Wheeler Peak and really enjoyed exploring the trails up there with our nearly 6 year old son (late June 2017). We had intended to camp overnight, but even in late June the...More

2  Thank Bellemaman29
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We visited Great Basin in January, and unfortunately, the road up to the top was closed due to snow and ice. We were able to do the tour of Lehman Cave, which was really well done. We had a ranger intern for our tour guide,...More

3  Thank cogaha
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

There is a lot to see and do at Great Basin in a small area compared to other National Parks. We spent about half a day there after driving in from Las Vegas. This park has NO entrance fee (free). There are two visitor centers:...More

5  Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

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.

3  Thank SportingClays3200
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

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

2  Thank Tom F
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AUROBINDO S
25 February 2018|
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Response from SportingClays3200 | Reviewed this property |
Obviously call the ranger station for the accurate update on current conditions, but this may not be safe due to the ice and snow. As of October, there still were several spots with ice from the previous season
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Terry1023
7 February 2018|
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Response from JulieCirlin | Reviewed this property |
Google Gateway Accommodations. If you are very lucky, they will have some availability. Good luck!
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Justin K
12 November 2017|
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Response from jbg48 | Reviewed this property |
It's kind of hard to say. We were there in June; it had recently snowed fairly heavily and some areas were inaccessible. Go prepared for snow and if you don't need your gear just leave it in your trunk.
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