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 Utah Travel Center National ParksGreat Basin

From the sagebrush at its alluvial base to the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park includes streams, lakes, alpine plants, abundant wildlife, a variety of forest types including groves of ancient bristlecone pines, and numerous limestone caverns, including beautiful Lehman Caves. Lehman Caves National Monument was proclaimed on January 24, 1922. It became incorporated into the newly created Great Basin National Park October 27, 1986.

The main park entrance is five miles west of Baker, NV, near the Nevada-Utah border. Driving distances in miles are Salt Lake City, 234 miles; Las Vegas, 286 miles; Reno, 385 miles and Cedar City, 142 miles.

Great Basin is located less than 20 miles over the Utah/Nevada border, straight west of Delta, Utah. Its majestic 13,063 foot Wheeler Peak is the site of one of the oldest bristle cone pine forests in the world. Another popular aspect of this mountainous park is Lehman Cave, a large cavern with several rooms filled with stalagmites, stalactites, and other formations.


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