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The Mojave Desert extends through southern Nevada, northwestern Arizona, and parts of southeastern California. This region receives only about six inches of precipitation per year and is the driest North American desert. Most of the desert is between 3,000 and 6,000 feet in elevation. The relative boundaries of this desert are determined by the presence of Joshua trees.

Summers are extremely hot in the Mojave Desert and temperatures regularly rise to 120 degrees Fahrenheit in places like Death Valley. Despite the heat and lack of rainfall, the Mojave Desert supports a wide variety of life. Over 2,000 species of plants have been documented here.

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Death Valley

Death Valley National Park

Learn all about Death Valley National Park, the largest park in the contiguous United States.

   
Deserts of the World

Deserts of the World

Click here to learn about the deserts of the world, the characteristics of deserts, as well as features that make each desert unique.

   
Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park

Learn all about these fascinating trees that only grow within the Mojave Desert!

   
   
 

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