Two physical features in Nevada are the Bonneville Salt Flats near the western edge of the desert range and in the north just east of Salt Lake City, the Wasatch and Uinta mountains. Nevada has a unique landscape.Continue Reading
Nevada has deserts, valleys and mountains. In fact, the state has 2,167 mountain peaks throughout the state. Boundary Peak serves as the highest point within the state.
In addition to Lake Tahoe, the most famous lake in the state, there are a number of other lakes that add to the natural beauty of Nevada. These include Pyramid Lake, Lake Mead, Angel Lake, Overland Lake and Favre Lake. A number of rivers also flow through Nevada, including the Colorado River, Columbia River and Truckee River.Learn more about The West
The capital of Nevada is Carson City, while the largest city is Las Vegas. Carson City is located in western Nevada with an area of 168 square miles. Carson City has an elevation of 4,802 feet above sea level and was founded in 1858.Full Answer >
Characteristics of Nevada's climate include average temperatures from the mid-40s to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, average annual precipitation ranges from between less than five and 40 inches, light winds and infrequent storms. Flooding is rare and normally occurs in the spring as a result of the melting of snow from the mountains.Full Answer >
Nevada contains many unique natural resources, such as copper, gold, silver, tungsten and mercury. Lake Tahoe, in western Nevada, is a major natural source of the state's water. In eastern Nevada, the limestone geology adds to the expansive wealth of the state's natural resources. Nevada also boasts mines for various mineral deposits.Full Answer >
Some notable abandoned towns in Nevada include Berlin Ghost Town in Gabbs, Gold Point Ghost Town in Gold Point, St. Thomas Ghost Town in Moapa Valley and Belmont Ghost Town in Belmont. Some ghost towns in Nevada are still completely intact, while others are nothing but ruins.Full Answer >