If You Have Only 1 Day
In some ways, Great Basin is actually two parks: the caverns and the mountains. Because of the frequency of afternoon thunderstorms in the summer, it is usually best to do outdoor activities early in the day. Those with only 1 day at the park should spend the morning on the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, possibly allowing time to hike at least part of one of the trails. Then, after a picnic lunch or sandwich from the cafe, take a cave tour (it's best to purchase tickets in advance) see the exhibits and programs in the visitor center, and walk along the Mountain View Nature Trail.