Weather changes quickly at Great Basin. Thunderstorms and rain are common. Please be prepared by checking ahead of your visit.
Wheeler Peak Snow Conditions
A weather station at the top of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive provides information on past and current snow and temperature conditions
Park RoadsPlease note that in spring and fall roads may be closed due to snow and rockfall.
Park Road Descriptions
Check hours for both visitor centers here.
Lehman Cave ToursTours are available for reservation up to 30 days in advance.
Hiking TrailsHiking Trail Information
Winter 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.
Campground, Pricing, and Reservation Information
There is currently no fire ban inside Great Basin National Park. Due to ongoing drought conditions, they are regularly in place during the summer and fall months.
Last updated: November 17, 2023