Wonderful afternoon visit at the caves, and the hiking was great too. We hope to be back in the fall.
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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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Hello. I'm planning to drive from Las Vegas to Great Basin and was just curious if anyone can tell me how the drive is. I'm just curious as you get into the park if it's a twisty steep drive with cliffs, etc. Not big on scary mtn roads and wondering if getting to the park means driving through these types of roads. Also curious what are the best and quietest campgrounds. Thank you in advance for the help!
I am planing to go here thanks giving weekend. Does any one know if there will be extra crowds this weekend?
Will I have to worry about road closures due to snow this time of year?
I have chains but some of my companions on the trip do not. Will chains be required?
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