Meet Your State Reptile: The Desert Tortoise

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Galena Creek Visitor Center

18250 Mount Rose Highway · Reno

How to find us

The Visitor Center is located six miles up (west) the Mount Rose Highway from Highway 580. There is a brown sign and a dedicated right lane indicating when to turn.

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Come and meet a live desert tortoise. Meeghan Gray, Ph.D., instructor in the Biology Department at TMCC will share information about our state reptile. Come and learn how long they live, how they survive winter, how their gender is determined and why they are listed as a threatened species.