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Great Basin National Park, NV This remote desert park in east-central Nevada has plenty of groves of gnarled bristlecone clocking in at more.

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Wheeler Peak: Read the story and see 28 photos of a visit to Great Basin National Park, NV by TravelPod member tmarooch

Great Basin National Park. Based around Wheeler Peak, the Great Basin has 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines, glacial moraines, and the limestone Lehman Caves. It has some of the country's darkest night skies, and there are animal species including Townsend's big-eared bat, Pronghorn, and Bonneville cutthroat trout.

Best National Parks: Avoid the Crowds

Great Basin National Park is based around Wheeler Peak. The Great Basin is a vast area that includes bristlecone pines, glacial moraines, and the limestone Lehman Caves. It has some of the country's darkest night skies.

Nevada's only Glacier - Great Basin National Park

Nevada has only one glacier. The one-and-only is situated below Wheeler Peak, the highest mountain in Great Basin National Park.

If you want to climb a 13,000 foot mountain, explore caves and experience the solitude of the desert, Great Basin National Park is for you. The park is home to Lehman Caves, which were discovered in the 1880s are famous for their unique ecosystem. If spelunking's not your thing, how about a journey along Bristlecone Pine Trail, on which you will see some of the oldest living organisms in the world, a climb up Wheeler Peak or an evening campfire?

7 U.S. National Parks You Didn't Know You Needed To See

If you want to climb a foot mountain, explore caves and experience the solitude of the desert, Great Basin National Park in Nevada is for you.

Teresa Lake. Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Great Basin National Park,Part of gallery of color pictures of US National Parks by professional photographer QT Luong, available as prints or for licensing.

Great Basin National Park; to hike Lexington Arch trail & others. Wish list for this summer.

to hike Lexington Arch trail & others. Wish list for this summer.

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