Standing alone as Nevada’s only National Park, Great Basin is a land of geological extremes, with a 13,000-foot mountain towering above and vibrant cave lurking below.
Located in the remote region of eastern Nevada and named after the desert it resides in, Great Basin National Park is a surprisingly vibrant landscape full of mountains, lakes, and valleys. Historically famous for the Lehman Caves- an epic limestone labyrinth that lies just beneath the Park’s surface- the Park reaches a maximum height of 13,000 feet at the summit of the ever-present Wheeler Peak.
A National Park since 1986 (Reagan), Great Basin remains a lightly visited Park, receiving just 148,000 visitors per year; however, those who decide to make the trek out there are rewarded with a beautiful, uninterrupted landscape free of commercial obstruction or distraction.
Here are my photos from this Park:
Categories: US National Parks