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Best Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Best Things to do in Great Basin National Park

If you are looking for a summer national park experience that is crowd free, head to Great Basin. Just 90,000 people visit Great Basin each year (Yellowstone receives 3 million visitors), but those who head to this remote place quickly discover there are so many great things to do in Great Basin National Park

Those who make the journey are rewarded with 100-mile views, ornately decorated caves, wondrous alpine scenery, trees older than Jesus, and some of the most magnificent night skies in the Lower 48。Here are the best places to see in Great Basin National Park on your adventure-filled family vacation.

大盆地国家公园在哪里?

大盆地国家公园在哪里?

大盆地是一个200,000平方英里的区域,包括内华达州西部,以及加利福尼亚州沙漠国家的一部分,所有水都在内部排出。

在这里,降水要么蒸发,下沉或流入湖泊。它都没有进入海洋。缺乏排水,使这座广阔的高山和鼠尾草山谷的名称。

大盆地国家公园(Great Basin National Park)靠近犹他州/内华达州边境,距离盐湖城约4小时,距离拉斯维加斯4 1/2小时。Accessed via Hwy 50, dubbed the “Loneliest Road in America” by Life杂志,伟大的盆地国家公园确实在茫茫荒野中。

Passing cars are few and far between and 80-mile gaps between service stations are filled with nothing but a desolate, wild landscape.

最接近的城镇是贝克(Baker),这是一个只有65名居民的小村庄。镇上的服务有限,例如天然气,一家小餐厅,礼品店和房车公园。如果您正在寻找一个更全面的服务小镇,那么伊利(Ely)距离西方大约一个小时。

Look for current hotel deals nearGreat Basin National Park作为Booking.com会员Trekaroo保证了最低的价格。

在伟大的盆地国家公园中最好的事情

参观雷曼洞穴

在大盆地国家公园要做的事情包括参观雷曼洞穴
从雷曼洞穴滴落的钟乳石

Great Basin National Park began as Lehman Caves National Monument in 1922. This marble and limestone cavern system filled with stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, shield formations, and even洞穴培根。

这些洞穴全年开放60分钟和90分钟的游览,强烈建议预订。可以预订游览在线的

毫无疑问,雷曼洞穴的游览是必不可少的盆地国家公园的体验。My family enjoyed the大宫殿之旅我们了解了洞穴丰富多彩的历史。这个洞穴已经主持了舞会,一部讲话,甚至是电影,Wizard of Mars.

在旅行期间,我们很幸运地参观了几个洞穴,而雷曼洞穴(Lehman Caves)则是最“装饰”的洞穴层面。带领我们巡回演出的公园护林员在不为成年人的情况下愚弄所有孩子的情况下,做得很好。

Trekaroo提示:在夏季,我建议至少提前一周预订。请注意,在90分钟的大宫殿之旅中不允许五岁以下的儿童,但欢迎他们参加60分钟的旅馆游览。

探索惠勒峰区域

大盆地国家公园惠勒峰
在惠勒峰区域的高山湖泊环上

蛇山脉的山脉(包括惠勒峰)就像鼠尾草海中的高山岛一样。惠勒峰(Wheeler Peak)上升到海平面以上13,063英尺,其锯齿状,无树的顶部主导地平线。

惠勒峰风景驱动带领驾驶员走上一条迅速绕过山腰的小路,使沙漠地板远远落后。一定要停下来俯瞰各种景象,以享受延伸100英里及以后的宽敞景色。

At road’s end, several different hikes await. Please keep in mind thathikes in this area have a starting elevation of around 10,000 feet,因此空气比海平面要稀。我们发现,在惠勒峰面积加息之前,在海拔5-7,000英尺的高度沙漠中度过了几天,这有助于我们避免与高度相关的问题。

Weather can vary greatly in different parts of Great Basin National Park. During our visit it was hot and sunny by Lehman caves at the base of the mountains and it actually hailed on us in the middle of the summer up on the Alpine Lakes Loop Trail.

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大盆地国家公园远足

高山湖泊环

格雷塔盆地国家公园的特雷莎湖
Teresa Lake on the Alpine Lakes Loop

This 2.7 mile round-trip hike gently gains elevation. It winds through an alpine forest, passing idyllic streams as well two lovely little lakes with superb views of Wheeler Peak in the background. Wildlife sightings are possible. We saw deer and a flock of wild turkeys.

Bristlecone步道

大盆地国家公园在Bristlecone小径上远足
黑龙骨松树

This trail is 2.8 miles round-trip and gains 600 feet in elevation at a moderate pace.It leads to a grove of Bristlecone Pines, ancient trees that can live for 5,000 years.

A short interpretive loop in the grove provides great information about the trees, including their ages and why these trees live for so long. The Bristlecone Trail can easily be combined with the Alpine Lakes Loop for a hike that is 4.4 miles in length.

冰川步道

在伟大的盆地国家公园2

如果您继续沿着一英里的山脉驶过毛龙林格,您将到达岩石冰川。它是内华达州唯一的冰川one of the most southernmost glaciers in the northern hemisphere

很难相信冰川可以存在,而高的沙漠地板位于仅5,000英尺的位置。冰川小径为4.6英里,往返,以中等速度的总高度为1,100英尺。

天群岛森林自然步道

大盆地国家公园的天群岛森林自然步道

这条小径是轮椅(和婴儿车),可以访问,这对于有行动性问题的小孩子或个人来说是一个不错的选择。It is just under a half-mile round trip. It winds through the alpine forest and features interpretive signs which highlight how the forest is cut off from other forests by distance and elevation, creating a “sky island”.

Wheeler Peak Trail

在伟大的盆地国家公园中最好的事情3

这条小径是8.2英里的往返行程,海拔近3,000英尺。它应该从清晨开始,以便徒步旅行者可以在午后雷暴之前从高峰上下降。

The trail follows a ridge line at the top and has some steep drop offs. It is best suited for adults and teens with previous high altitude hiking experience. Those who make it to the top are rewarded with views only a 13,000-foot peak can offer.

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See the Stars at Great Basin National Park

夜空
夜空|bigstock/Epicstockmedia

Due to its remote location, high elevation, and dry desert air, Great Basin National Park has some of the darkest skies in the United States.在一个清晰,无月的夜晚,五个行星,成千上万的星星,流星和银河系都可以用肉眼看到。

The park has received the designation as an official国际黑暗天空公园。Park rangers host astronomy programs at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center and there are telescopes available for use.

On select dates through the year, The夜空之星火车退出内华达州的伊利(Ely),将乘客带到大盆地国家公园(Great Basin National Park)看明星。National Park “Dark Rangers” are on board and bring their special telescope for some incredible night sky viewing.

Trekaroo成员Amy Stromsodt报告说:“流浪者向我们展示了星座,星座,行星,我们甚至看到了银河系和国际空间站。他们为我们设置了望远镜,并且知识渊博。我们度过了奇妙的时光!”

大盆地国家公园住宿

公园内唯一的住宿选择是帐篷露营地。Lower Lehman Creek露营地是全年唯一的露营地。其他露营地从5月底到9月底开放。

Upper Lehman Creek Campground, Lower Lehman Creek Campground, Wheeler Peak Campground, and Baker Creek Campground are first come, first served. Grey Cliffs Campground accepts reservations.

服务和住宿是公园门户城市贝克的基础。我们住在边境旅馆在贝克。房间很干净,但过时了。他们也有RV停车场。

If you want better lodging and dining options, they can be found inEly,NV。Ely位于公园游客中心以西70英里处。

Things to Know Before You Go to Great Basin National Park

大盆地国家公园公路
The Lonely Road to Great Basin National Park | Photo by Photo by: Bigstock/ChristopherBoswell
  • 大盆地是位于内华达州中部犹他州/内华达州边界附近的偏远公园。汽车对于到达和探索这个公园至关重要。每当您看到加油站时加油;下一个可能是80英里!The nearest major airports are in Salt Lake City (234 miles away) or Las Vegas (286 miles away).
  • Food is not available in the Wheeler Peak area.Be sure to bring your own when heading up the mountain.
  • 大盆地的天气可能差异很大。在公园游客中心可能是90度以上的度,惠勒峰(Wheeler Peak)升高30-40度。温度是雷曼洞穴内部恒定的50度,因此请确保带夹克。
  • Afternoon thunderstorms and showers are common in the Wheeler Peak area因此,如果您想避免天气,应该在当天早些时候尝试远足。说实话,我的家人实际上喜欢我们的下午徒步旅行和冰雹。它使事情变得更加冒险,使我们变得凉爽。
  • 不要忘记让您的孩子完成伟大的盆地少年游侠计划。小册子可以在主要公园游客中心以及雷曼洞穴游客中心捡起。游客中心也是问公园游骑兵问题并探索几个互动展览的好地方。

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