The Great Basin National Heritage Area is a geographical region encompassing White Pine County, Nevada; Millard County, Utah; and the Duckwater Shoshone Reservation that includes nationally significant archaeological, historical, cultural, natural and scenic features emblematic of the entire Great Basin region. Their website will help you learn more about the Great Basin National Heritage Area, its important features, how to best visit the area, and how to become involved with the organization that helps coordinate its promotion and heritage preservation.. National Heritage Areas are designated by Congress in recognition of the contributions they make in shaping a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape. There are more than 40 such areas in the United States. Designation confers no authority to manage or regulate land use in any way.
The Great Basin National Heritage Area lies at the crossroads of US Highways 50 and 93 and can be conveniently reached from Salt Lake City, Utah, Las Vegas, Carson City or Reno, Nevada.
Opportunities for recreation and engaging in local culture and history abound: Hike among the ancient Bristlecone Pines and view distant galaxies at Great Basin National Park.
A SFGate article highlights Great Basin and everything it has to offer. CLICK HERE to read the full story.
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