Vegas Seven

Great Basin National Park

  • Travel

    Get Out and Explore

    By Hubble Smith

    The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday. Go out there and explore. 

  • Dispatch

    So Long, Starry Skies

    By Heidi Kyser

    A little more than 90,000 people visit Great Basin National Park each year. Compare that to Zion’s 2.8 million visitors and you begin to understand that Great Basin, nestled in Nevada’s White Pine County, is a sort of stealth park, an under-the-radar beauty. Maybe that’s why it’s a frequent target for really bad ideas. The latest is part of the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s plan to pump tens of thousands of acre-feet of water per year from valleys in northeastern Nevada and bring it to Las Vegas via a massive pipeline that would cost upward of $3 billion.