For our visit to Great Basin National Park, we stayed in the town of Baker (population 68) in Nevada near the border with Utah. The best thing about Baker is that it is only 2 miles from the entrance to Great Basin. It has two motels, one restaurant that opens occasionally, and another one that you have to drive 6 miles to get to.
The day we arrived, a beautiful sunset put on a wonderful show.
The following day, Great Basin was in full splendor, its mountainsides covered with yellow aspens.
The Alpine Lakes Loop Trail at Great Basin takes you to two alpine lakes, Stella and Teresa. You start out at 9,800 ft (2,987 m) and climb about 600 ft (180 m) over 1.5 miles.