Great Basin

The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds, those with no outlets, in North America. It spans nearly all of Nevada, much of Utah, and portions of California, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, and Baja California. It is noted for both its arid climate and the basin and range topography that varies from the North American low point at Badwater Basin in Death Valley to the highest point of the contiguous United States, less than 100 miles (160 km) away at the summit of Mount Whitney. The region spans several physiographic divisions, biomes, ecoregions, and deserts.

Great Basin
Relief map with Great Basin overlay
Relief map with Great Basin overlay
Coordinates: 40°40′N 117°40′W
LocationUnited States
  Total209,162 sq mi (541,730 km2)[1]
Highest elevation
(Mount Whitney summit)
14,505 ft (4,421 m)

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