Great Basin National Park
Road Journals Blog—Great Basin National Park is one of the most far-flung and least visited of the country's national park system—which is a good thing. From 13,000-foot Wheeler Peak to the underground splendor of the Lehman Caves, GBNP is as unique as it is remote. Writer Peter Jaret takes us there.
- VIA: Nevada’s Great Basin National Park
- Going deep underground in the Lehman Caves: Like Batman's lair. Only cooler.
- The sky at night is big and bright: Few places offer clearer nighttime views to the heavens than GBNP.
- Where art meets nature: Natural beauty isn't the only kind to be found here. Some enterprising locals have made the drive in interesting, indeed.
- The washboard of the west: The topography 0f the Great Basin comprises hundreds of miles of ranges and valleys.
- Lexington Arch remote, but worthwhile: Through two states, up and down hills, and onto dirt roads, the trip to the arch is arduous but worthwhile.
This blog post was first published in January 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.