Ultimate Road Trip Guide to Nevada’s Great Basin Highway

I think it goes without saying that the Great Basin Highway offers the best of Nevada packed into one amazing road trip. 

It offers ghost towns, mountain ranges, historic sites, wide-open spaces, and an incredible national park.

If you’re looking for something fun that shows off some of the best natural wonders in eastern Nevada, then you’ve come to the right place.


Day 1 – Arrival in Las Vegas Today you’ll start your trip by arriving in Las Vegas, picking up your rental car, and making your way to your hotel.

Downtown Foodie Tour On this particular trip, we opted for an afternoon food tour with Lip Smacking Foodie Tours. The tour highlighted the new foodie scene.

Seven Magic Mountains Afterward, we hopped in the car and made our way south of the city to the area of Sloan to see the colorful art installation known as Seven Magic Mountains.

Road Trip Tips – Before You Leave Las Vegas As you’ll be in Las Vegas with your rental car, we highly recommend that you take some time to stock up on supplies and snacks.

Day 2 – Las Vegas to Pioche You’ll want to get up early and get on the road to beat the heat, and the crowds. The first stop on your itinerary today is the Valley of Fire State Park.

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