Great Basin National Park – NV

Lehman Caves Visitor Center
Nevada 488
Baker, NV 89311
Phone: 775-234-7331

Great Basin National Park is a beautiful combination of desert valleys, cacti, sagebrush, snow-capped mountain peaks, and forests of aspen and ancient bristlecone pine trees. It is a relic of fascinating geologic action – evidenced by its numerous cave systems and basin and range formations. The park boasts more than 660 species of plant and animal life, from mountain lions to jackrabbits. It is a prime destination for star-gazing, bird watching, horseback riding, fishing, camping, hiking, fossil-hunting, rockhounding, and exploring.

Key Attractions

  • Great Basin Visitors Center
    • Open May-September, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Located north of Baker, NV on the west side of Hwy 487
    • Bookstore – open in the visitors center year-round
  • Lehman Caves – one of the most spectacular cave systems in the country, displaying grand rooms, stalactites, stalagmites, popcorn, flowstone, helictites, and over 300 rare shield formations
    • Tours are given year-round (excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day)
    • Tickets can be purchased in person at the visitors center or in advance (755.234-7331 x 242)
    • Lehman Caves Visitors Center –
      • Open year-round, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      • Lehman Caves Café and Gift Shop – open in the visitors center from late May – the middle of October (summer season)
  • Wheeler Peak – 8.6 miles, moderate to challenging – provides stunning views of the basin and beautiful ecology
    • Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive – 12 miles of spectacular views of the mountains and valleys of Great Basin National Park
    • Island Forest Trail – easy, ¼ mile hike at the end of the beautiful Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, – wheelchair accessible
  • Mountain View Nature Trail – .3 miles, easy walk through the pinyon pine and juniper tree forest – located next to the Lehman Caves Visitors Center
  • Frequently scheduled events, including astronomy classes and festivals

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