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    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Beginning July 8, 2014 and continuing through the end of August there will be road work at Great Basin National Park on paved roads throughout the park. Delays of 10 minutes or less may occur. Updated 7/15/2014 More »

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?

Great Basin Rattlesnake

Great Basin rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus lutosus) are the only venomous snake species in Great Basin National Park. These rattlesnakes rarely exceed 40 inches in total length, reproduce every two to three years, and feed primarily on rodents and lizards.