Physical map of Nevada
Information about the geography of NevadaNevada lies in a mountainous region that includes semiarid grasslands, lush alpine forests, and sandy deserts, and is the most arid state in the nation. Nevada is a land of rugged, snow-capped mountains, grassy valleys and sandy deserts. The northern and central portions of Nevada are mostly within the Great Basin Desert, while portions of the southern tip are within the Mojave Desert.
The border with Arizona includes the Colorado River and Hoover Dam. Its highest point is the summit of Boundary Peak, at 4005 meters, lying on the border with California.