National Park

Great Basin Dog Policy

Great Basin National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Limited
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Based around Nevada's second tallest mountain, Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park contains 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines, a rock glacier, and the limestone Lehman Caves. Due to its remote location, the park has some of the country's darkest night skies. Wildlife includes the Townsend's big-eared bat, pronghorn, and Bonneville cutthroat trout.[1]

Great Basin National Park is somewhat dog friendly. There are only two trails dogs are allowed on, but dogs are allowed in the campgrounds and along roads.


Pet Policy Details
121 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on most trails at Great Basin National Park.

The only trails dogs are allowed on are:

  • The Lexington Arch Trail (the trailhead requires a high clearance 4x4 vehicle)
  • The trail between Baker and the Visitor Center

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in front-country campgrounds, as long as they're kept on 6' leashes. Dogs may not be left unattended at campsites.

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed along roads while on a 6' leash.

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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