Top Adventures in Baker

  • Camp at Upper Lehman Creek Campground, Great Basin NP

    Great Basin National Park is located just a few miles east of the Nevada/Utah border in White Pine County. This beautiful park lies approximately 4.5 hours northeast of Las Vegas, NV and about 4 hours southwest of Salt Lake City, UT near the small...

  • Hike to Baker Peak, Great Basin National Park

    Clustered in arguably Nevada's highest mountain group, Baker Peak is the state 4th highest peak, right behind the neighboring Jeff Davis and Wheeler Peaks. Because Baker is slightly overshadowed by its neighbors, it sees very little traffic. Baker...

    15 miles 4000 ft gain

  • Backpack on the Baker/Johnson Lake Loop

    Check out a quieter side of Great Basin National Park by spending a night camped at Baker Lake. There are several opportunities to pitch your tent along the way, or you can choose a spot right on the shores of the lake. On the weekend we were ther...

    12 miles 3300 ft gain

  • Summit Wheeler Peak

    Not a feat for the faint of heart. You have to want this one. Especially if you are dealing with intermittent patches of snow. The Upper Lehman Creek Trail, the Wheeler Peak Trail, and the summit are not overly challenging when done on their own, ...

    16 miles 5500 ft gain

  • Camp at Wheeler Peak Campground in Great Basin NP

    Located on the Nevada/Utah border about 4 hours from Salt Lake City, it's a hidden gem!Wheeler Peak is Nevada's second highest mountain at just over 13000ft and provides the backbone of the park. A beautiful winding road takes you almost to the to...

  • Summit Wheeler Peak from Wheeler Campground

    This hike is a must-do while in Great Basin! The views from the top offer very unique 360-degree views that can't be matched anywhere else. If you're visiting Great Basin, I definitely recommend taking the time to do this hike, even though it's on...

    8 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike the Alpine Lakes Loop in Great Basin NP

    The Alpine Lakes Loop is a 2.7 mile round-trip trail starting at 9,800ft and gaining 600ft at its highest point. The loop trail travels past two pristine alpine lakes, Stella and Teresa Lakes, while providing excellent views of Wheeler Peak as a n...

    2.7 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike the Bristlecone and Glacier Trail in Great Basin NP

    Great Basin National Park is known for its unparalleled dark skies and stunning display of ancient Bristlecone Pines. This hike starts at 9,800 feet elevation and will ascend about 1,000 feet in elevation upon reaching the only glacier in Nevada! ...

    4.6 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Bouldering at Ibex

    Climbing at Ibex is a unique experience and is located in, quite literally, the middle of nowhere. The easiest way to get there is to take Highway 50 in Eastern Utah. If you're heading west, you'll take a left turn around mile marker 38 or 39. If ...

  • Camp and Soak at Gandy Warm Springs

    Near the border of Utah and Nevada stands Spring Mountain which harbors a warm spring, underwater cave system, and crystal ball cave. The warm springs has two separate pools both around 80 degrees. The main pool has water cascading down the hillsi...

  • Explore Nevada's Ward Charcoal Ovens

    The Ward Charcoal Ovens are a unique photo location with some of the darkest night skies in the country. Being a Nevada state park, the area is lightly traveled, which means you won't be competing with other photographers for your perfect shot.The...

  • Hike Notch Peak

    To access the trailhead you need a full size SUV or off-road vehicle. From the trailhead this hike is 3.5 miles each way, and follows the bottom of Sawtooth Canyon for most of it's duration. The Notch Peak trailhead is well established and starts ...

    3.5 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Baker, Nevada

      Grey Cliffs Campground

      Overview For visitors to Great Basin National Park, Grey Cliffs Campground is an ideal place to setup and start exploring. Experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thun...

    • Ely, Nevada

      Timber Creek Campground

      Overview Timber Creek Campground is located in Duck Creek Basin, high on the Schell Creek Range, in eastern Nevada. It sits at an elevation of 8,500 feet, approximately 25 miles from the small city...

    • Ely, Nevada

      Ely KOA

    • Ely, Nevada

      Bird Creek Recreation Area

      Overview Bird Creek Recreation Area is located in the Duck Creek Basin, high on the Schell Creek Range. It sits at an elevation of 8,200 feet, approximately 25 miles from the small city of Ely. Hik...

    • Ruth, Nevada

      Ward Mtn. Campground (Murray Summit)

      Overview Ward Mountain Recreation Area and Campground sits in the shadow of its namesake, just 10 miles southwest from the city of Ely, in eastern Nevada. It sits at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Man...

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