Introduction to Grand Canyon-Parashant (Alt + 1)
Visitor Center (Alt + 2)
The Colorado Plateau (Alt + 3)
A Journey Through Time (Alt + 4)
Ecology of the Monument (Alt + 5)
Mojave desert ecoregion
Mojave transition zone
Great Basin ecoregion
Colorado Plateau ecoregion
Riparian corridors
Help and Information Center (Alt + H)
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Glossary (Alt + G)
Text-only Page (Alt + T)
Teacher Resource Center for Grand Canyon-Parashant (Alt + R)

Because Great Basin is the largest ecosystem within the monument, you will drive miles through a vast multi-hued green landscape of sage and a shrubby canopy of pinyon pine and Utah junipers (one-seed juniper found occasionally). Pinyon pines and junipers, (fondly nicknamed “P-J”) prefer the mountains and plateaus while the grass and shrubs cover the valleys.

Great Basin Wildlife
Plants of the Great Basin