The Great Basin

National Park

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Great Basin Regions

  • The Great Basin Range: This is the area where you would be if you wanted to observe geological features in the landscape.
  • The Great Basin Desert: If you want to enjoy wildlife, this is where you want to be.

The Great Basin Desert

I bet most of you think deserts are just really hot, sandy places. Nope.

The Great Basin Desert is considered a desert because it averages less than 10 inches of rain a year. It is a cold desert, and because its elevated, it gets most of its moisture during winter snowfall. Despite the dry conditions, more than 800 species of plants live there.

How big is the Great Basin?

133863680 acres.

There is currently no cost to get in.

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