Great Basin National Park
Includes all lodging, all meals, park entrance fees, leaders, trail maps and narratives.
Salt Lake City
Timberline van shuttle is included between Salt Lake City and Great Basin N.P prior to and following tour.
Not included: Airline service to Salt Lake City International Airport, Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:00 am
The Great Basin physiographic region covers most of Nevada, the western third of Utah and smaller portions of eastern California, southeastern Oregon and southern Idaho. This 210,000 square mile area is bordered by California’s Sierra Nevada Range to the west, Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east, the south edge of the Columbia Plateau to the north and the Mojava Desert to the south. Great Basin is huge and one of the newer National Parks! We will explore and have the opportunity to hike just a small area of this amazing natural wonder. The area is home to the Great Basin Bristlecone pine. As a species, bristlecone pine has inhabited the Great Basin for 40,000 years. Bristlecones are the world’s oldest known living trees; many live for several thousand years. The oldest known bristlecone pine is over 4600 years old.
|Day 1||Van shuttle to the Great Basin National Park, hike to the Bristlecone Grove and Alpine Lakes Loop||6|
|Day 2||Tour of Lehman Cave; Timber Creek/ Baker Creek Loop||4|
|Day 3||Wheeler Peak - second highest peak in Nevada - 13,063 ft||8.6|
|Day 4||Johnson Lake via Snake Creek and Dead Lake; transfer to Hidden Canyon Retreat||8.4|
|Day 5||Lexington Arch hike||6|
|Day 6||Serviceberry Trail and van shuttle return to Salt Lake City||3.2|