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Encyclopedia > Great Basin National Park
Great Basin
image:LocMap_Great_Basin_National_Park.png
Designation National Park
Location Nevada, USA
Nearest City Ely, Nevada
Coordinates 38°59´N 114°18´W
Area 77,180 acres (312 km²)
31,200 ha
Date of Establishment October 27, 1986
Visitation 79,944 (2004)
Governing Body National Park Service
IUCN category II National Park

Great Basin National Park is a United States National Park, located in east-central Nevada near its border with Utah. The park derives its name from the Great Basin, the dry and mountainous region between the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains. The park contains 120.6 mi² (312.3 km²) of land. The park is located approximately 200 miles north of Las Vegas, and takes about 5.5 hours by car (approx. 307 miles by car) from downtown Las Vegas. Image File history File links LocMap_Great_Basin_National_Park. ... Yosemite National Park in the United States. ... State nickname: Silver State, Battle Born State (official) Other U.S. States Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Governor Kenny Guinn (R) Senators Harry Reid (D) John Ensign (R) Official languages None Area 286,367 km² (7th)  - Land 284,396 km²  - Water 1,971 km² (0. ... CITY (Citytv Toronto) is a television station based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Ely is a city located in White Pine County, Nevada. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... The World Conservation Union or International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... Yosemite National Park in the United States. ... The parks of the United States National Park system are one type of protected area in the United States and are operated by the U.S. National Park Service. ... State nickname: Silver State, Battle Born State (official) Other U.S. States Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Governor Kenny Guinn (R) Senators Harry Reid (D) John Ensign (R) Official languages None Area 286,367 km² (7th)  - Land 284,396 km²  - Water 1,971 km² (0. ... Utah is one of the Four Corners states, and is bordered by: Idaho (at 42°N) and Wyoming (at 41°N and 111°W) in the north, by Colorado (at 109°W) in the east, at a single point by New Mexico to the southeast (at the Four Corners Monument... Map showing the Great Basin in orange The Great Basin is a large, arid region of the western United States, commonly defined as the contiguous watershed region, roughly between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada, that has no natural outlet to the sea. ... The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range that is almost entirely in eastern California. ... White Goat Wilderness Area, Alberta, Canada The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ...

Great Basin National Park
Great Basin National Park

It is notable for its groves of ancient bristlecone pines, the oldest living things known, and for the Lehman Caves at the base of Wheeler Peak. The caves were originally protected in January 24, 1922 as the Lehman Caves National Monument, which was incorporated into the much larger national park when it was established in 1986. Image File history File linksMetadata Great_Basin_National_Park. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Great_Basin_National_Park. ... Species Pinus aristata Pinus longaeva Pinus balfouriana The bristlecone pines are a small group of pine trees (Family Pinaceae, genus Pinus, subsection Balfourianae) that can reach an age far greater than that of any other living thing known - up to nearly 5,000 years. ... Lehman Caves, a spectacular set of limestone caverns, was originally protected as a National Monument in 1922, and since 1986, as part of Great Basin National Park, Nevada, USA. External link National Park Service site Categories: Western US geography stubs | Great Basin | Caves in the United States | Nevada landmarks ... For other mountains by this name, see Wheeler Peak. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

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Climate

The park lies in an arid region, and receives very little rainfall during most of the year. Most of the precipitation is received as snow or during summer thunderstorms. Winters are cool and summers are mild to hot. Weather can change quickly. Lehman Caves remains close to 50 degrees F, 90% humidity year round, a jacket and suitable walking shoes are recommended. A dune in the Egyptian desert In geography, a desert is a landscape form or region that receives little precipitation. ...


Trails

Great Basin is best explored by hiking. The park has 12 trails ranging from 0.3 miles to 13.1 miles. Trails range from short nature trails at 6,825 feet (Mountain View Nature Trail), to the Wheeler summit trail at 10,160 feet.

Lehman Cave
Lehman Cave

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Visitor Center

The Visitor Center, located on Nevada State Route 488, is open daily 8:00 to 4:30 Pacific Time, with extended hours in the summer. The center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. It is 5.5 miles from Baker, Nevada, 0.5 miles inside the park boundary. Great Basin National Park has between 79,000 and 89,000 visitors in a normal year, and operates on a budget of approximately $1.9 million.

Wheeler Peak
Wheeler Peak

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