Great Basin National Park provides a wonderful escape from civilization, but enjoying the solitude requires some advance planning for those used to modern conveniences. Please be aware that:
Drowsy driving is a common cause of accidents on long stretches of open road. Be sure to start long trips rested and take breaks when feeling tired.
Cell phones usually do not work in and around Great Basin.
There is no public internet access in Baker or the park.
Gas stations and grocery stores are few and far between. It is not unusual to travel 100 miles between services in western Utah and eastern Nevada. Keep the gas tank full and stock up on supplies before arriving at Great Basin National Park.
Join a Lehman Caves Tour. A Park Ranger will take you on a guided walk of the Lodge Room or Grand Palace section of Lehman Caves.
Drive the 12 mile Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive for unparalled views of the mountains and surrounding valleys.
Stroll along the 1/4 mile Island Forest Trail at the end of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive.