The diversity of natural beauty at this park makes it a must-see destination for outdoor lovers—the hardest part is knowing where to start. Climb or take a scenic drive up Wheeler Peak, the park’s iconic 13,000-foot mountain, for spectacular views; wander through groves of 3,000-year-old bristlecone pines; take a ranger-led tour through the marble and limestone halls of Lehman Caves; and hike or backpack among pristine alpine lakes. After night falls, you’re still in luck: The dark skies and excellent astronomy programs are just as captivating as the incredible scenery you can see during the daylight hours.
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Press Release Draining Great Basin: National Parks Conservation Association Expresses Concern Over Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Statement by Lynn Davis, Nevada Field Office Manager, National Parks Conservation Association
Report Center for State of the Parks: Great Basin National Park According to an assessment by the Center for State of the Parks, natural resources at the park are in "good" condition, with a score of 81 out of 100. Overall conditions of Great Basin National Park's known cultural resources rated 66 out of a possible 100, indicating "fair" conditions.