The Great Basin
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
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.