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Great Basin National Park

Highway 488, Baker, NV 89311
+1 775-234-7331
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Small, Yet Huge!

The driving here is limited, but if you want to hike, the place is massive! The Visitor Center is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Larry P
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Brigham City, Utah
Beautiful

You must do the ranger guided cave tour. Our 830 am guide was excellent and it was beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LizBeth097
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Brooklyn, New York
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
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“wheeler peak” (110 reviews)
“cave tour” (53 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Highway 488, Baker, NV 89311
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+1 775-234-7331
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Reviewed yesterday

The driving here is limited, but if you want to hike, the place is massive! The Visitor Center is lovely and the small gift-shop/deli is not a gouge like you may expect. Many of the folks who work here are just plain decent folks. Watch...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You must do the ranger guided cave tour. Our 830 am guide was excellent and it was beautiful. Drive up the mountain and hike towards the glacier and see the oldest trees. Park was not overcrowded. Everyone was helpful and friendly.

Thank LizBeth097
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great Basin is a fantastic park with everything from aspen groves, beautiful wildflowers, a very tall, hikeable Peak (Wheeler Peak is 13,006 ft), gorgeous alpine lakes, cool caves, camping, two visitor centers and many trails at all ability levels. My husband and I spent 3...More

Thank Stacy F
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Great Basin was a great place to learn. We went there when they were doing an astronomy festival in September last year. We are going again this year for our school trip.

Thank lexienielson722
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Basin is way out of the way, but a great oasis in the desert. It is plenty cool up the mountain. Campground is nice and spacious. The village of Baker is a funky place with a wonderful restaurant. If you're on a x-country dive,...More

Thank rgmtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Great Basin National Park for an overnight camping trip. Make sure you bring everything you need as there are limited stores and selection next to park. We took the Lehman Cave tour which was the highlight of the trip. Must be on ranger...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good layman's cave a must and a trip to briselcone pines a must. Also see the stars. Sorry that is all for one day

Thank snild
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled through this area about 4 years ago and didn't have to time to explore, but it was always in the back of our minds for a return trip. It is definitely remote, which is a good portion of the actual charm of the...More

Thank jackfrost0904
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first visited Great Basin National Park before it was and National Park and simply a beautiful piece of the west that begged to be preserved. The main attraction was Lehman Caves, but the beauty lay beyond the caves in the heights of the mountain...More

Thank VegasTAD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Between the thousands of years old Bristlecone Pines, the remoteness and solitude, the absence of crowds/tourists, the beauty of the mountains, the hiking opportunities, the wildlife sightings, this park does not disappoint and should not be overlooked during travels around Nevada and Utah.

Thank eel217
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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
25 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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sandiegottjt
27 December 2016|
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Response from mpm0024 | Reviewed this property |
Guided tours are of Lehman Cave- they are Ranger led- longest tour is 1 1/2 hr- easy walk- spectacular- recommend purchase tour tickets in advance on website
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