WELCOME to Great Basin National Heritage Area

In the Great Basin National Heritage Area, history, culture, and the natural world combine to create a distinct landscape that offers unique opportunities for recreation and reflection. Trade in traffic and tension for wide open spaces, uncrowded trails, and star-filled night skies. Here in the Great Basin, traditions endure and a pioneering spirit prevails.

Your Great Basin Adventure Awaits!

Camp Under the Stars
The GBNHA is one of the best places in the country to see the Milky Way. From state parks to national park and forest lands, there are numerous opportunities to sleep under the stars

Go Back in Time
At The Old Capitol Arts and Living History Festival in Fillmore, Utah, visitors can learn about broom-making and blacksmithing, shop for handmade crafts, and enjoy live music (early September).

Visit Earth's Oldest Trees
Bristlecone pine trees can live to be 5,000 years old. They are relatively accessible in the summer on many of the heritage area's high elevation ranges, including Great Basin National Park.

Ride the Ghost Train
The Nevada Northern Railway Museum runs historic steam trains throughout the year, including theme trains like the Polar Express. You can even run a locomotive when you sign up to Be the Engineer