“If you want to see something happening right now what happened here two hundred million years ago, you can see it all in Nevada.”
– John McPhee, Basin and Range

The Garden and Coal Valleys of Nevada are distinguished by their remoteness and pristine condition. As part of America’s “Great Basin,” these valleys are some of the region’s best examples of basins framed by mountain ranges. This area contains numerous objects of national significance including: Native American trails, rock shelters, lithic scatters, and a site that could yield important new information about early peoples in the Great Basin; the White River Narrows Archeological District (in 1976 this petroglyph-rich area was added to the National Register of Historic Places); and 19th Century settlement sites along with ranching and mining sites.

Read more on the Friends of Basin and Range website.