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|Hamilin Valley, (at Rosencrans Well, NV)
in Nevada & Utah
|Location||Utah & Nevada, United States|
|Floor elevation||6,000 ft (1,800 m)|
|Long-axis length||60 mi (97 km)|
|Width||10 mi (16 km)|
|Area||750 sq mi (1,900 km2)|
|Bounded by||Mountain Home Range–NE & E
Indian Peak Range–E, SE & S
White Rock Mountains–SW
|Watercourses||Hamlin Valley Wash, Big Springs Creek|
Hamlin Valley is a mostly north–south trending valley of the Great Basin located on both sides of the Nevada–Utah state line. It is about 60 miles (97 km) long. Its north-northeast end point adjacent the state line, is the southwest start region of the Snake Valley (Great Basin).
Hamlin Valley lies between the Mountain Home Range on the east and Indian Peak Range on the southeast and south, and the Needle Mountains, White Rock Mountains, and Limestone Hills on the west. On the north it merges with Snake Valley, about 11 miles (18 km) south of Garrison; the south of the Snake Range north-northwest, causes the north valley to narrow and change to northeasterly, as the valley merges into Snake Valley. The north end of the valley is located at , and the south end at . Rosencrans Well is located just southwest of the valley's center.
The Hamlin Valley Wash is an ephemeral stream running through the valley, flowing north-northwest, then due north. It originates in the foothills north of Modena, Utah, (in a widening valley origin, southeast, south, and southwest, about 8 mi wide), and drains northwest, following the Hamlin Valley into Nevada. This southeast stretch of the valley trends north-northwesterly, about 25 mi, as do the Indian Peak and White Rock Mountain's central ridgelines, east and west.
The Hamlin Valley Wash disappears near the north end of the valley. Adjacent at the disappearing region 2.5 mi west, Big Springs Creek, originates from Big Springs, at the southeast foothills of the Snake Range, and flows north past Burbank and into the Snake Valley, joins Lake Creek, and empties into Pruess Lake. The Hamlin and Snake valleys together constitute a closed drainage basin.
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