One example of the mountains and basins landforms found in the United States is located in central Idaho. The landscape of the region is formed by a combination of broad basins, uplands and breaklands. The elevation found in the central Idaho mountains and basins ranges between 1,600 and 8,200 feet.
A landform refers to a feature found on the surface of the Earth that is part of the surrounding terrain. The four major landforms found on Earth are hills, plateaus, plains and mountains. In addition, there are several minor landforms such as valleys, basins, canyons and buttes. Basins are areas of land enclosed by higher land. They are often found near mountains, such as in central Idaho.