Located near the little town of Baker in east-central Nevada, 296 mi/476 km northeast of Las Vegas, Great Basin National Park is one of the least-visited parks in the U.S., but that's not to say there's nothing to see. It offers 77,100 acres/31,201 hectares of impressive mountains, meadows, lakes, limestone caves and solitude. Established in 1986, Great Basin includes ice fields and a forest of bristlecone pines thought to be the oldest living things on Earth. One tree has been identified as being more than 4,900 years old.
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