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Great Basin National Park - Baker, Nevada

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Great Basin National Park

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Mt. Wheeler campground

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Lehman Creek mule deer

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Hiking to the top of Mt. Wheeler

   Great Basin National Park encompasses an area of sublime, high mountain terrain. Cold, tumbling, mountain streams, alpine lakes, 3,000+ year old Bristlecone Pine, a miniature glacier and limestone caverns are some of the attractions of this National Park. One of the best things about Great Basin is the low number of visitors. This is truly a place to get away from it all. If you come in the spring or fall you might not see anyone for hours on backcountry trails.
    A short (5 mi.) drive from Baker puts you at the Park visitor center and headquarters. Tours of Lehman Caves begin right at the Visitor center. A paved scenic drive allows access to the 10,000-ft. level on 13,063 ft. Mt. Wheeler. Trailheads to the Bristlecones, glacier, lakes and summit begin here. For the more adventurous, there are more trails for most skill levels. Winter brings opportunities for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing.
    Check out the aspens at Baker Creek, take in the wildflower beauty at Strawberry Creek, catch some cutthroat trout up Snake Creek or marvel at the imposing natural arch in Lexington Canyon.

   Direct inquiries about camping, trail maps and conditions, tour and program schedules to the National Park:

Telephone: 775-234-7511

Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV 89311

For general park information.


Lehman Caves

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Limestone “shield” formation
in Lehman Caves


   Along the tour route in Lehman Caves, visitors will see stalactites, stalagmites, and draperies, as well as some rare cave formations: helictites (calcite formations that curve and seem to defy gravity) and shields (flat plates). All cave tours are guided by a park ranger, who will explain the history and geology of the cave. As the temperature in the cave remains constant at 50-degrees, tours are offered year-round except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

For cave tour information

For questions, cave tour schedules and reservations please call:  775-234-7331

Lehman Caves Gift & Cafe

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Lehman Caves Gift & Cafe

   Visitors to the Great Basin National Park Visitor Center enjoy homemade ice cream sandwiches, breakfast, lunch and shopping at the Lehman Caves Gift & Cafe. Open April-October. Click here for hours and more information about the cafe.

Visitor Center Stores

Visitor Center Stores
Visitor Center Stores

 Learn about Great Basin National Park by visiting the book stores located in the Lehman  Caves and Great Basin Visitor Centers. The stores are operated by Great Basin’s nonprofit 
partner Western National Parks Association . Proceeds from sales at each outlet support education and research at Great Basin National Park. Open year-round during regular visitor center hours. Click here  for more information.

Click here for a listing of more area businesses and services.

The Great Basin

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Mountains and valleys
in the Great Basin

   The Great Basin is an approximately 200,000 square mile area that drains internally. No creeks, streams, or rivers find an outlet to either the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific Ocean. The term "Great Basin" is slightly misleading because the region is actually made up of about 200 small basins, many with steep mountains between them.

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