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Directions to Great Basin National Park

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LocMap Great Basin National Park

LocMap Great Basin National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Great Basin National Park is around five miles to the west of Baker, east central Nevada. Those people who are familiar with the area should already know this, those who are not might not so listen up – it’s important that you plan ahead for your trip to the Great Basin National Park, it’s in a very remote area and services are extremely limited. You have been warned, now let’s get on with the subject of how to get to the Great Basin National Park.

Traveling to the Great Basin National Park by Plane

The closest airport to the park is at Ely, around 70 miles away, or at Cedar City, Utah, which is about 140 miles away. Failing that, the major airports in the area are in Salt Lake City, Utah, around 234 miles from the park, or Las Vegas, Nevada which is about 286 miles from the Great Basin National Park. You could always hire a car from the airport to continue your journey.

Driving to the Great Basin National Park

  • Driving to the park from the east or west – traveling on US Highway 6 & 50 you should turn south onto the Nevada State Highway 487 then travel the 5 miles or so to Baker, Nevada. Once you reach Baker head west on Highway 488 and the park is around 5 miles further along that road.
  • Driving to the park from Utah in the south – head north on Utah State Highway 21 passing through Milford, Utah and Garrison, Utah which eventually becomes Nevada State Highway 487 on crossing the state line. Next head west on Highway 488 to the town of Baker, then keep driving a further 5 miles to the park.
  • Driving to the park from Nevada in the south – head up north on US HIghway 93 (known as the Great Basin Highway) to the junction of US Highway 6 & 50, then head east along to the Nevada State Highway 487 before turning south. Drive the 5 miles to the town of Baker, Nevada, and on reaching Baker turn west onto Highway 488 then drive the five miles to the Great Basin National Park.

That’s it, there’s no public transportation available to or in Great Basin National Park at the moment, so you’ve either gotta’ fly in then drive or drive from wherever you are. Of course, other options include walking, cycling, hopping on a motorcycle, riding your horse . . . and I think that’s about it.

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