Hiking
Now Reading
Lehman Caves Great Basin National Park
0
Overview
Location

Great Basin National Park

Sights

Lehman Caves

Distance

<1 mile

Parking Lot Elevation

6827 ft

Summit Elevation

Varies

Elevation Gain/Loss

Varies

Time Required

Our tour was about 2 hours

Pets

Not allowed

Fees

10 $ per person

Water Info

Not allowed in the cave

Best Season

Open Year Round

Hours

Open Year Round

Sun Exposure

No sun exposure

Trail Condition

Paved trail with stairs

Restrooms

Yes

Visitor Center

Lehman Caves Visitor Center

Camping

3 Great Basin National Park Campgrounds

Food

In Baker, NV. 15 Minutes away

Equipment

Camera, Flashlight

GPS Coordinates

Visitor Center: 39.00546 N, 114.21965W


Driving Directions:

Lehman Caves Visitor Center is just inside Great Basin National Park. About 15 minutes from Baker Nevada. It is very well signed.


The Trail: 

The cave is a ranger led tour that is the most open one I have ever been on. They let you bring a camera and your own flashlight and you can take your time and even wander around a little without the group. I was very impressed how lax they were and it was a lot of fun. There are two tours. A 60 minute and a 90 minute. I did the longer one. There is some head ducking and stairs but otherwise it was very easy and very beautiful. Make sure you call well before your trip to guarantee yourself a spot on the tour. We went at the very end of October and our tour was still full so calling ahead is essential. The cave has a natural entrance that you cant go in.

2

They blasted an entrance that the tours use that is right out the back door of the visitor center.

1

This cave has a ton of very cool features but the park is best known for its large shields and lots of cave popcorn! Here are a few amateur pics I took of what you get to see here.

7 8 DSC_0031 DSC_0047 DSC_0049 DSC_0051 DSC_0097 DSC_0090 DSC_0086 DSC_0074 DSC_0056


Personal Thoughts: 

I thought this cave was a lot of fun. The rangers were very friendly and laid back. You got to see a whole lot of cave. They let you take your own photos. There are thousands of formations. This is a must do for anyone visiting Great Basin National Park or the Ely Nevada area.

 Trek Planner Logo

Ratings (out of 10)
Trek Planner Rating
User Rating
Rate Here
Difficulty
2.0
Technicality
2.0
Enjoyment
7.0
The Bottom Line

Difficulty is basically the length, duration and stress of the Trek.  If the Trek is really long then it will receive a higher rating. If the Trek is short then it won't receive that high of a rating. However, difficulty rating also includes how tired we were at the end of the Trek.

Technicality is how strenuous the Trek is. If there is lots of bouldering or if there is bushwhacking involved then the rating will be higher. Technicality also includes if there are steep inclines or the need for ropes and other equipment.

Enjoyment is strictly how much fun we had doing the Trek. Regardless of how tired and exhausted we were, if we had a ton of fun doing the Trek then it will receive a higher rating.

6.7
Trek Planner Rating
User Rating
You have rated this
What's your reaction?
Love It
133%
Interesting
0%
Nice!
0%
Silly
0%
Meh...
0%
Booo!
0%
About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar