About the Park
Great Basin National Park is located five miles west of Baker, Nevada, approximately ten miles from US 6-50 near the Nevada-Utah border on more than 77,000 acres. Driving distance: from Salt Lake City, 234 miles; from Las Vegas, 240 miles; from Reno, 385 miles. The closest international airports are in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.
The Park was established in 1986 and derives its name from the area’s unusual drainage. Streams and rivers unable to find an outlet to the sea form shallow salt lakes, marshes and mud flats, from which the water then evaporates.
Great Basin is home to 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, abundant wildlife and many limestone caverns, including the famous Lehman Caves.
- Interpretive walks and talks
- Scenic drive
- Audiovisual programs
- Wildlife and bird watching
- Cave tours
- Cross-country skiing
- Climbing and spelunking
For more general information on Great Basin, visit www.nps.gov/grba or telephone (775) 234-7331.