Ultimate Road Trip Guide to Nevada’s Great Basin Highway

This incredible route traverses U.S. Highway 93 from Las Vegas to Great Basin National Park and back again.

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

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.


All of the restaurants featured in the tour are both trendy and popular, meaning under normal circumstances you would experience a wait to get in.

Downtown Foodie Tour

The installation sits in the desert with some gorgeous mountain and desert backdrops. The best time to visit is sunrise or sunset, as it can be super busy during the day.

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

The first stop on your itinerary today is the Valley of Fire State Park that opens at sunrise and is located around 45 minutes from Las Vegas.

The Valley of Fire State Park is not only the most popular state park in Nevada but also the oldest and largest.

Valley of Fire State Park

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