I think this is what surprised me the most about my trip to Nelson Ghost Town. I was not expecting such beautiful desert views. This place does not disappoint. If you are in Vegas, this is a most worthy day trip.
More lovely views from McDonald Observatory as the sun begins to head behind the nearby peaks.
The summit of Mount Locke sits at an elevation of 6,791 feet. This spot was chosen for a few reasons – it was donated by a local rancher, the weather is nice year round, this area of the state has dark skies, and the elevation. The views from the base of the telescope are outstanding.