It can be difficult to stand out in a state so rich in amazing outdoor wonders, but Great Basin National Park does just that.
Nevada’s largest national park is filled with fabulous natural treasures, from spectacular alpine lakes to limestone caverns and even a small glacier, yet it has an unusually low number of annual visitors. Visitors to the park in spring or fall can conceivably hike for hours on backcountry trails without seeing another soul.
Before Great Basin was designated as a national park, there was Lehman Caves National Monument, which is now part of Great Basin National Park.
Absalom Lehman, who discovered the limestone cave with its intriguing formations, conducted private tours for hundreds of visitors in the 1880s. You can still tour the caves today. Location: Lehman Caves may be accessed on the northeastern side of Great Basin National Park. Lehman Caves may only be entered with a guided tour.
If you want to take in the scenic beauty Great Basin National Park has to offer, but aren’t quite up for the rustic camping experience, consider the Silver Jack Inn as your lodging option. Located in Baker, NV, this beautiful motel offers 10 rooms and 5 RV spots.
This non-smoking, pet friendly property includes private baths and showers, free WiFi, high definition TV’s with DVD players and books available for checkout to take to your room!
If you’re looking for a true into the wild adventure, the intensely beautiful Mt. Moriah Wilderness Area is just the ticket. Located in the heart of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, this wilderness area is a part of the Snake Mountain Range in eastern Nevada and is the Silver States’ 3rd tallest peak. Great Basin National Park is just a few miles south of the beautiful Mt. Moriah Wilderness Area, often overshadowing what this spectacular wilderness area has to offer.
Astronomy aficionados’ wildest dreams will come true by visiting The Great Basin Astronomy Festival. Held in September of each year at the Lehman Caves Visitor’s Center in Great Basin National Park, you’ll quickly understand the parks’ mantra after sunset where you too can appreciate “Half the Park After Dark.”