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Great Basin National Park

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Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert. Fragrant sagebrush covers the desert floor, 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines blanket the mountains' lower slopes, and limestone formations fill Lehman Caves, which sit at the base of 3,982 m (13,063 ft) Mt. Wheeler. Great Basin is one of the least-visited national parks, adding to the sense of isolation that the landscape already provides. This also means that visitors have the park's outstanding terrain for hiking, biking, skiing, angling, and climbing largely to themselves. Daylight provides the chance to spot bighorn sheep, elk, and American antelope, while nighttime offers prime stargazing beneath the desert sky. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Great Basin National Park and add them to your vacation plans using our United States journey builder site.
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