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Great Basin National Park- Located close to the Nevada-Utah border the Great Basin National Park is a remnant ice field on 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, an ancient bristlecone pine forest, 75-foot limestone Lexington Arch, and the tunnels and decorated galleries of Lehman Caves are the major features.
Humboldt National Forest- The Humboldt National Forest is scattered throughout northern and eastern Nevada. From lowlands covered with sagebrush to mountain peaks frosted with snowfields, this Forest is a country of different faces and many moods.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest- The Humboldt -Toiyabe National Forest, the largest national Forest outside the State of Alaska. Areas of this immense National Forest are scattered throughout Nevada. Each area is normally served by the different State Highways.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area- Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. With 1.5 million acres, it is twice the size of Rhode Island. The area's huge lakes provide may recreational opportunities.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area- This 197,000 acre area provides a 13-mile scenic drive, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, and visitor center with exhibit rooms and a book store.
Toiyabe National Forest- The Toiyabe National Forest is located mostly in Nevada, with a portion also in California. Sections of the Forest stretch from Lake Tahoe and Reno, south to the Las Vegas area.

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Description - The Humboldt -Toiyabe National Forest, is the largest national Forest outside the State of Alaska. Areas of this immense National Forest are scattered throughout Nevada. The forest has a varying topography ranging from rolling arid foot hills, to sub alpine slopes to wide ranges. Thus presenting access to a multitude of recreational opportunities.

Attractions - The now combined Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is the largest National Forest outside of Alaska, having a net acreage of approximately 3,855,960 acres. Such is the scale of the forest and varying topography that many opportunities are presented for visitors to participate in a wide variety of recreational activities.

Recreation - Facilities include, scenic areas, nature studies / programs, fishing, mountain biking, Llama / goat / horse packing, hiking, wilderness, camping, hunting, OHV and winter recreation.

Climate - The climate is very different from one part of the Forest to the other. Areas of the Forest are arid and desert-like in character and climate. The foothills of the Las Vegas District are characteristic of this arid and desert character regime. At the other extreme are numerous high elevation areas, 11,000 feet and above, that are subalpine in every respect, including climatic conditions. For instance, Mt. Charleston on the Las Vegas District, at 11,918 feet, numerous peaks in the Hoover Wilderness and several peaks in central Nevada which are 11,000 feet and above are just a few examples. One must be prepared for any kind of weather, especially when hiking or backpacking, particularly in fall and winter.

Location - The Toiyabe National Forest is located mostly in Nevada, with a portion also in California. Sections of the Forest stretch from Lake Tahoe and Reno, south to the Las Vegas area.


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Nevada - Nevada includes two deserts and numerous mountain ranges. Although it is best known for its vast, arid, unpopulated terrain, it also includes attractions such as Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forest, the largest National Forest outside the State of Alaska, which encompasses some of Nevada's most spectacular mountain ranges.

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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U. S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official U.S. Forest Service website
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Official Forest Service website
National Forests in Nevada - Official Forest Service website
National Park Service - Official agency website.

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