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Great Basin National Park

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Caves · Hiking Trails · Mountains
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert. Fragrant sagebrush covers the desert floor, 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines blanket the mountains' lower slopes, and limestone formations fill Lehman Caves, which sit at the base of 3,982 m (13,063 ft) Mt. Wheeler. Great Basin is one of the least-visited national parks, adding to the sense of isolation that the landscape already provides. This also means that visitors have the park's outstanding terrain for hiking, biking, skiing, angling, and climbing largely to themselves. Daylight provides the chance to spot bighorn sheep, elk, and American antelope, while nighttime offers prime stargazing beneath the desert sky. Use our United States trip itinerary planning website to arrange the details of your trip to Great Basin National Park and other destinations.
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