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This Jaw Dropping Place In Nevada Will Blow You Away

There are many jaw-dropping places located throughout Nevada, but one place in particular will absolutely blow you away. This particular place is Great Basin National Park.

Great Basin National Park, established in 1986, is located in White Pine County. The park’s name is derived from the Great Basin—the dry and mountainous region between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Mountains. This amazing national park protects more than 77,000 acres and is located about 300 miles north of Las Vegas. It’s well known for its groves of ancient bristlecone pines and for the Lehman Caves.

Bristlecone pines are the oldest known non-clonal organisms, and the Lehman Caves is a beautiful marble cave that features stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, and more than 300 rare shield formations. The Lehman Caves is located at the base of 13,065-foot Wheeler Peak.

Another thing that makes Great Basin National Park jaw dropping is its stunning lakes. Two of the most stunning lakes within the park are Stella Lake and Teresa Lake (pictured below).  Both lakes are located just north of Wheeler Peak, and they’re also a main feature along the park’s Alpine Lakes Loop Trail.

For a more in-depth look at this national park, be sure to check out this video:

As we close, let’s take a look at a few stunning photos of Great Basin National Park.

Great Basin National Park truly is a beautiful place. Have you been lucky enough to visit this amazing park? If so, tell us about your experience.

Jennifer
Jennifer is the Alabama staff writer for Only In Your State.