Big Dune



Prominent elevation rising above the surrounding level of the Earth's surface; does not include pillars, ridges, or ranges.
See also: Pillars, Ranges, and Ridges
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
36.6471735°, -116.5811635°
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2631 ft. (802 m.)

Topographic Map

US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Big Dune is covered by the Big Dune, NV US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Summits

Sand Hill Peak 3.6 mi
Lathrop Wells Cone 4.8 mi
Black Marble 7.6 mi
Little Cones 8.7 mi
Red Cone 10.2 mi

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Roses Well Man-made 3.3 mi
Amargosa Desert Land 3.4 mi
Crater Flat Wash Land 4.4 mi
Tilted Ridge Land 5.0 mi
Solitario Wash Land 5.4 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is AMARGOSA FARMS GA which is approximately 8 miles away and has an elevation of 2,450 feet (181 feet lower than Big Dune). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .51" 61.0° 31.2°
February .62" 66.0° 35.3°
March .64" 71.4° 39.8°
April .19" 79.7° 45.4°
May .24" 88.6° 54.0°
June .07" 98.1° 63.1°
July .26" 103.6° 68.5°
August .39" 101.8° 67.4°
September .29" 94.7° 59.4°
October .13" 83.8° 48.0°
November .27" 69.4° 36.3°
December .31" 61.5° 30.3°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 99% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 77% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 100% of other locations on record.