Conditions can change rapidly - especially in the fall, winter, and spring. Click on the Great Basin National Park Weather link below for the most up-to-date information.
COVID-19 Mask RequirementConsistent with CDC guidance, visitors to Great Basin, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings and Lehman Caves.
Weather and Road Conditions
Park RoadsPlease note that in spring and fall roads may be closed due to snow and rockfall.
Park Road Descriptions
Wheeler Peak Scenic DriveOpen to Upper Lehman Creek Campground
Baker Creek RoadOpen
Snake Creek RoadClosed
Strawberry Creek RoadClosed
ClosedLexington Arch RoadOpen to 2.5miles from the Arch (unimproved dirt road)
(NOTE: The unimproved dirt road to Lexington Arch is rough and rutted. High-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. Due to damage sustained by wildfire, the Lexington Arch road is severely washed out. Vehicles will have to park approximately 1 mile before the official parking area/trailhead begins as a result. Drive as far as you feel comfortable and then walk the rest of the way. There is not a designated parking area. Do not block the road or damage vegetation when parking. Look for orange trail markers on trees to guide you towards the trailhead through the washout.)
Lehman Cave Visitor CenterOpen (8am - 4:00pm)
Great Basin Visitor CenterClosed
Lehman Cave ToursTours will be available for reservation up to 30 days in advance.
Hiking TrailsHiking Trail Information
Weather can change quickly at any elevation, so be prepared for harsh conditions. When hiking at high elevation be prepared for rain, hail, or snow storms at any time of the year. Temperatures and visibility can drop rapidly.
Most trails are at high elevation and have steep climbs. Be mindful for signs of altitude sickness such as headache and nausea. If you're feeling sick, descend right away. Sun exposure is also more extreme at high elevation, so be sure to bring hats and sunscreen. Bring plenty of water and salty snacks for longer day hikes.
Please use the trail registers to document your hikes.
Fee: $20.00 per night or $10.00 per night for Golden Age/Access/Senior pass holders.
Snake Creek campground is currently free.
Lower Lehman CreekOpen (No water)
May 28th, 2022 - October 31st, 2022 is the period during which sites are reservable. Can reserve up to 30 days in advance.
November 1st, 2021- Campground becomes First-Come-First-Served.
Upper Lehman CreekClosed
May 28th, 2022 - September 30, 2022 is the period during which sites are reservable.
Can reserve up to 30 days in advance.
Baker CreekOpen (Sites 2-18)
Wheeler PeakClosed (Water Off)
Grey Cliffs CampgroundClosed (Water Off)
May 28, 2022 - September 30, 2022 is the period during which sites are reservable.
Group camping in Loop C can reserve up to 30 days in advance.
Loop A is first-come, first-serve
Strawberry Creek CampgroundClosed
Snake Creek CampgroundClosed
RV Dump StationClosed
Fire ConditionsNo fires are allowed above 10,000 feet.
Last updated: January 6, 2022