What To Do When Visiting Great Basin National Park - Great Basin National Park was established October 27, 1986, and is located in White Pine County in east-central Nevada, near the Utah border. It is about a 4.5-hour drive north of Las Vegas, but well worth the drive. The scenic route was just as breath-taking as the park.
Stargazers will delight in the view from Great Basin, one of the darkest spots in the country after the sun goes down. You'll want to spend the night so you can marvel at the Milky Way and constellations in the deep night sky, a rare treat as light pollution blocks the view from many cities around the country.