Follow US-50 to highway 487 (south). Proceed to Baker. Turn on highway 488 toward Great Basin National Park.
Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada is a hidden treasure. I visited with my son in September of 2016, and we were lucky enough to arrive during peak fall foliage. Aspen trees in the high elevations varied from yellow to orange. This particular spot along the road was especially gorgeous, with orange aspens framing the ridges and spires near Wheeler Peak.