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Things To Do Near Great Basin National Park


Wheeler peak Great Basin National Heritage Area
   The Great Basin national Heritage Area is a geographical region located in both Nevada and Utah. It includes nationally significant archaeological, historical, natural and scenic features that are emblematic of the entire Great Basin area.
Great Basin National Heritage Area

Mt. Moriah Wilderness Area Mt. Moriah Wilderness Area
Area includes beautiful canyons, an apline plateau with ancient Bristlecone pines and 12,050' Mt Moriah. A great place for backpacking, viewing wildlife and Spring flowers.
Mt. Moriah Wilderness Area

Mountain Biking
   Sacramento Pass Recreation Area:
A network of 35 miles of trails leads to scenic views. Start at the rest area just east of Sacramento Pass on U.S. 6 & 50.

Nevada Trail Maps, Sacramento Pass Trails

Dark Night Sky Star Gazing
 On a clear, moonless night in the Great Basin National Park, thousands of stars, five of our solar system's eight planets, and the Milky Way can be seen with the naked eye. Our area boasts some of the darkest night skies in the United States!
Dark Skies / Astronomy / Star Gazing

Peregrine Falcon Bird Watching
 Great Basin National Park and the surrounding area is host to a large number of bird species because of the wide range of habitat on and around the Park. Unique to the area are the black rosy finches best seen near the glacier below Wheeler Peak. Peregrine falcons were reintroduced in the 1980s and been seen from Mt. Washington. Pick up a bird checklist at the park Visitor Center.
Bird Watching

Rocky Mountain Elk Wildlife Viewing
 Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge: Warm, saline springs feed a 10,000 acre marsh prividing an oasis for birds and wildlife. The Refuge is very isolated and has no camping or lodging.
Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge

Ely Elk Viewing Area: This area offers motorists a chance to stop and see Nevada's largest native animal, the Rocky Mountain elk.
Ely Elk Viewing Area

Photo by Margaret Nelson

 Spend a day fishing! Fishing in Great Basin National Park

Fishing in Great Basin National Park

Great Basin Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Rock Hounding
 The geology and climate of Nevada and Western Utah make the area a rock collector's paradise. Most people seek trilobites, geodes or garnets. Some areas are on public land and some are on on private land. Fees and / or permits may be required.

Photo by Katherine Rountree


  Baker Archeological Site - Remains of pithouses built by Fremont Indians about 900 years ago. Please leave any artifacts you see in place. Two miles north of Baker on the "cutoff road" going toward Delta, UT.
 Baker Archeological Site

 Osceola Mining District - Osceola was a booming gold mine town  in the late 1800's. The old stone store and graveyard are still visible. Turn off U.S. 6 & 50 east of Sacramento Pass and follow a gravel road marked to Osceola. Please respect private property
Osceola Mining District

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Engine number 40 with passenger train
Nevada Northern Railway

 Ride the famous "Ghost Train" in Ely, Nevada!
Nevada Northern Railway

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Last Update: May 18, 2017 .