Experiencing Life
Bristlecone Pines (Pinus longaeva) are the oldest living things known.
NPS Photo

Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park lies within the Great Basin Desert, one of four distinct U.S deserts, characterized by sagebrush communities. Two members of the group Gnetophyta (Joint Firs) can be found in the park. It is also home to one of the oldest living things: the bristlecone pines.


Trip Menu
  1. Greater Yellowstone
  2. Southeast
  3. Northeast
  4. Four Corners
    1. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
    2. Comanche National Grassland/
      Dinosaur Track Site
    3. Florissant Fossil Beds
    4. Dinosaur National Monument
    5. Arches National Park
    6. House Range
    7. Great Basin National Park
    8. Grand Staircase
    9. Grand Canyon
    10. Petrified Forest
    11. Shiprock
    12. Mesa Verde
  5. Northwest
  6. Heartland
  7. California
  8. Great Lakes
  9. Southwest
  10. Mid-Atlantic
  11. Alaska
  12. Hawaii
Eastern Nevada [39oN, 114.3oW]

Great Basin Map


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