Great Basin National Park

Discussion in 'Nevada' started by mitraveler, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. mitraveler

    mitraveler New Member

    With a name like Great Basin National Park, you have to know you're in for some spectacular scenery. The biggest national park in the state does live up to its name. It's located near Baker and has a nice mix of scenery. Here, you'll find alpine lakes, high-mountain scenery, limestone caverns, and even Mount Wheeler. A paved route encircles the mountain, so you can still enjoy the views if you're not a climber. If you're wondering where Baker is, it's on the state line by Utah in central Nevada.
     
  2. backfro8

    backfro8 New Member

    some folks claim that Death Valley NP is the largest..either way, Great Basin NP is beautiful, though kind hard to get to if you know what I mean. Still, the drive there is worth it especially at during a full moon to join a ranger-led "full moon hike excursion.
     
  3. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    This is such a surprise for Nevada. I thought there was nothing to Nevada but neon and desert, but this is a lush place. Summer is probably the best time to visit since there's so much going on. The rangers keep you busy during the day at night with programs and tours of Lehman Caves.
     
  4. backpackingSolo2

    backpackingSolo2 New Member

    hiking at Great Basin National Park

    same here! I also thought Nevada was desert and Vegas but no there's much more. I was recommended to tour the Lehman Caves at Great Basin but the park itself blew me away. The park is remote but the surroundings are beautiful. If you're into hiking you gotta hike the Bristlecone and Glacier trails which are at around 10,000ft above sea-level!
     

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