“I like to move forward and notice things along the roadside that indicate where I should go.” Josh Homme

 

Historical Landmarks


 

Nevada Northern Railway

All Aboard!

 

Ward Charcoal Oven's State Park

Located in the Eagan Mountain Range between Baker and Ely, Nevada, Ward Charcoal Ovens features six beehive shaped charcoal ovens that were used from 1876 through 1879 to help process rich silver ore that was discovered in the area.

 

Topaz Museum and Internment Camp

Between 1942 and 1945 more than 11,000 people of Japanese ancestry were moved to the Topaz Internment Camp near Delta, Utah.  Topaz Museum exhibits tell the story of those who lived here.

 

Baker Archaeological Site

Discover the past. Step back in time when the Fremont lived in Snake Valley.

 

 

 

Natural Attractions


 

Crystal Peak

Crystal Peak is part of the rhyolite “tuff ring” of material thrown out of an erupting volcano about 33 million years ago.  It’s fun to search for small crystals here.  Challenging access on about 40 miles of gravel/dirt roads, often unmarked.

 

Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive

Driving along the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive is a highlight of any visit to Great Basin National Park.

 

Mount Washington

It’s difficult to access Mount Washington and the large Bristlecone pine grove on top, but “Desert Survivor” can give you some tips!

 

Mount Moriah Wilderness Area

You will need a high-clearance vehicle to access the Mt. Moriah, but if you are well-equipped for the rugged roads you’ll be rewarded with wildflowers, wildlife and stunning views.  

 

Fossil Mountain

Fossil Mountain is located in the Confusion Range of the western Utah desert.  Many fossils can be found and collected.  Make certain you have detailed directions with you.  Take plenty of water, fill up your gas tank, charge your cell phone - and have fun!  Dirt roads, no signs after you leave the paved road.

 

Spring Creek Rearing Station

Spring Creek Rearing Station, located on Snake Creek Road southeast of Great Basin National Park, cares for young fish until they are large enough to be released into streams and lakes.  Easy access on a well-graded dirt road.

 

Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge

Chill with the wildlife.  Easy access on a well-graded gravel/dirt  road.

 

Cave Lake State Park

Take a swim (or snowshoe in the winter) at Cave Lake State Park.  Great place for wildlife viewing.  Easy access on a well-graded gravel/dirt road.

 

Folk Art


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Permanent Wave Folk Art

The “Post Impression Art” movement began in Baker in 1997 when “Doc” Sherman put a glove on a fence post and proclaimed the “Permanent Wave Society” was alive and well.  Since then others have added spontaneous contributions of whimsical "folk art" on fence posts along the roads of Baker.

 

More Things To Do

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flora and fauna

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