Natural Features & Ecosystems
The variety of natural features and ecosystems found within Great Basin National Park, and the larger region, is surprising to many first time visitors. The Great Basin has often been stereotyped as barren and uninteresting. But it doesn't take long, once off the beaten path, to discover that this rugged landscape, with its desert valleys and snow covered peaks, houses much more than meets the eye.
Did You Know?
There are 11 species of conifer trees, 71 species of mammals, 18 species of reptiles, 241 species of birds, 8 species of fish, and over 800 species of plants in Great Basin National Park and the neighboring valleys.