Great Basin National Park tips and images {from @harmonyfinearts}
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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.

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.

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Lehman Caves  Delicate rare limestone formations make the Lehman Caves one of the   most wonderful underground chambers on the globe. Located in the Great Basin   National Park, Nevada, USA, the cave was discovered in 1885 by Absalom   Lehman.

Lehman Caves Delicate rare limestone formations make the Lehman Caves one of the most wonderful underground chambers on the globe. Located in the Great Basin National Park, Nevada, USA, the cave was discovered in 1885 by Absalom Lehman.

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Great Basin National Park in Nevada is home to some of the world's oldest trees—bristlecone pines worn smooth by centuries of wind, sand, and ice. [Photo by Richard Olsenius]

Great Basin National Park in Nevada is home to some of the world's oldest trees—bristlecone pines worn smooth by centuries of wind, sand, and ice. [Photo by Richard Olsenius]

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In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. Come to Great Basin National Park, Nevada, to experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves. Far from a wasteland, the Great Basin is a diverse region that awaits your discovery.

In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. Come to Great Basin National Park, Nevada, to experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves. Far from a wasteland, the Great Basin is a diverse region that awaits your discovery.

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