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List of National Parks within the Basin and Range Province

This is an abbreviated list of parks within the Basin and Range Province that showcase geology. The individual park name is a link to the park's National Park Service page. Pages listed beneath are links to web sites featuring pertinant USGS geologic investigations, geology tours, or publications. To return to the Basin and Range Province Geology, click here. To return to the clickable map of Geologic Provinces, click here.

Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park - USGS photo

Aztec Ruins National Monument

Big Bend NP

America's Volcanic Past - Big Bend National Park, Texas

Geologic and Surficial Mapping in Big Bend National Park

Geochemical Landscape Studies along the US-Mexico Border

Chiricahua National Monument

City of Rocks NR

Digital Resource Database for Management Decisions in City of Rocks National Reserve

Coronado National Memorial

Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park - USGS photo

Death Valley NP

Geology tour of Death Valley National Park

Geologic Framework of the Central Death Valley Region

Geologic and Seismic Hazards Investigations of the Cow Creek Area, Death Valley National Park, California

Seismic-Reflection Investigations of the Texas Springs Syncline for Ground Water Development, Death Valley National Park

Summary of Geophysical Investigations of the Death Valley Regional Water-Flow Modeling Project, Nevada and California

Aeromagnetic Survey of the Amargosa Desert, Nevada and California: A Tool for Understanding Near-Surface Geology and Hydrology

Digital Bedrock Geologic Map Database of the Beatty 30 X 60-Minute Quadrangle, Nevada and California

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

BIg Basin National Park
BIg Basin National Park - USGS photo

Great Basin National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Joshua Tree NP

Geologic Framework of Joshua Tree National Park

Geologic Map and Digital Database of the Porcupine Wash 7.5 minute Quadrangle, Riverside County, Southern California

Geologic Map and Digital Database of the Pinto Mountain 7.5 minute quadrangle, Riverside County, California

Geologic map and digital database of the San Bernardino Wash 7.5 minute quadrangle, Riverside County, California

Geologic Map and Digital Database of the Conejo Well 7.5 minute Quadrangle, Riverside County, Southern California

Landscape Geochemistry in National Parks - Yelllowstone and Joshua Tree NP

Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lake Mead National Recreation Area - USGS photo from USGS sediment studies in Lake Mead

Lake Mead NRA

Surficial Geology and Distribution of Post-Impoundment Sediment of the Western Part of Lake Mead

Geologic History of Lake Mead

National Park Service Support Project - Lake Mead NRA

USGS Sediment Studies in Lake Mead

Principal Facts for Gravity Stations and Physical Property Measurements in the Lake Mead 30' by 60' quadrangle, Nevada and Arizona

Lava Beds NM

Medicine Lake Vicinity: Medicine Lake Caldera; Lava Beds National Monument; Glass Mountain Obsidian Flow and Domes

Selected Caves and Lava-Tube Systems in and near Lava Beds National Monument, California

Geologic Map of Lava Beds National Monument, Northern California

Mojave NP

Geology tour of Mojave National Park

Where Desert Meets City: Vulnerability and Recoverability of the Mojave Desert Ecosystem

Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park - USGS photo

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Petroglyph National Monument

Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River

Middle Rio Grande Basin Study

Combined Aeromagnetic Map of the Central Middle Rio Grande Basin

How geophysics was used to understand subsurface hydrogeology in the Middle Rio Grande Basin

Saguaro NP

Tonto National Monument

White Sands National Monument

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