Nevada is a diverse and complex state in terms of topography. It is home to the highest elevation in the contiguous United States, Wheeler Peak at 13,065 feet (3,982 m). Conversely, its lowest point lies along the Colorado River on its border with Arizona, at an elevation of just 479 feet (146 m). The average elevation of Nevada is 5,432 feet (1,655 m).
The state’s rugged terrain and large expanses of desert provide a unique mix of topographic features. Notable features include the Sierra Nevada Mountains in northern Nevada; Pyramid Lake in Washoe County; and the Colorado Plateau, which covers much of western Arizona and southeastern California.
Other distinct regions include the Mojave Desert in Southern Nevada, home to such iconic locations as Las Vegas and Red Rock Canyon; the Great Basin in central Nevada; and Death Valley National Park in Eastern California.
At TheGuideMaps, we provide a comprehensive online topographic map for free. Our map includes designations of height as well as other important attributes like roads, townships, rivers or streams. With our detailed topographic maps you can explore all that this fascinating region has to offer!