11 Facts About the Great Basin National Park 

Rugged mountain peaks to vast underground caverns - A Place of Extremes

Extends 77,100-acre park and deceptively barren and desolate at a glance

Rich in plant and animal life.

The rare Great Basin bristlecone pine grows here

some over 4000 years old! 

The highest point is Wheeler Peak, which stands 13,060 feet above sea level.

The lowest trail is Mountain View Nature Trail, 6,825 feet above sea level.

The Lehman rock glacier is visible from the Glacier Trail and the Summit Trail

The Bonneville cutthroat trout is the only trout species native to Great Basin National Park

The park's famous Lehman Caves began forming around 2 to 5 million years ago

The Townsend's big-eared bat call Great Basin home

The sagebrush grasslands you pass through on your way up Scenic Drive offer some of the best bird-watching opportunities in the region