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Friday, June 1, 2012

Great Basin National Park, Nevada

While you are at the Mojave Desert, you ought to take some extra time and spend it at the Great Basin National Park. The park covers over 77,000 acres and is located in east-central Nevada, near the border or Utah.

The park is only a small portion of the entire Great Basin area, which was formed by geological occurrences which created the mountain ranges that run mainly from north to south and are separated by flat valleys, streams, and many small, saline basins.

Since there is such diversity in elevation, you will also find great diversity in plants and animal life and the hot, dry summers and snow-filled winters open up the options for all kinds of outdoor activities.

Taking drives, watching stars, bicycling, bird watching, fishing, horseback riding, climbing, hiking, backpacking, caving, pick-nicking, winter touring, skiing, snow-shoeing, observing flora and fauna, ranger programs, and camping are all on the list of things you can do.

It is also an excellent place for history buffs, because the Great Basin has been inhabited for many millennia and historic sites and archeological discoveries are being preserved to be visited and admired.

There is no entrance fee to the Great Basin National Park and as far as lodging goes; there are several options and I will share all that information with you soon!

See also:
Camping at Great Basin National Park
Camping at Great Basin National Park Part 2

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