Black Rock Desert


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Black Rock Desert,

arid region of lava beds and alkali flats, NW Nev., in Toiyabe National Forest, stretching c.70 mi (110 km) NE from Gerlach. The Jackson Mts. rise to the east; the Black Rock Range to the west. A land speed record was set there in 1983. The desert has been the site of the Burning Man festival, a self-styled temporary community and weeklong arts festival that attracts thousands, since 1991. Smoke Creek Desert, to the SW of Gerlach, is an extension of Black Rock.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Heavy traffic on the two-lane road leading to the Black Rock Desert and the distance involved made commuting to the playa every day impractical.
The Bonneville Salt Flats and Black Rock Desert are located in the United States.
Over the course of 25 years, what began as an unusual San Francisco beach party has evolved into an annual event in which 50,000 people assemble a city in Nevada's Black Rock Desert for one spectacular week.
The annual Burning Man festival at Black Rock Desert in Nevada has been variously called an alternative community, pagan ritual (involving burning of a giant effigy), and post-modern theater.
CARL COX Black Rock Desert Two of the biggest names in world dance music combine to create this electrifying double disc mix album as Global Underground collide with Carl Cox.
CARL COX Black Rock Desert (Global Underground) AS one of the UK's foremost superstar DJs, Carl Cox is more a brand than an artist or performer in any meaningful sense of the word.
Bloodhound SSC will be built and piloted by the same partnership that guided the current record holder the ThrustSSC--to a shade over 763mph twelve years ago in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
The car was driven by Royal Air Force fighter pilot Squadron Leader Andy Green in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, United States.
The current record was set at Black Rock Desert in Nevada.
MYKLY "Mr Man" Hardy (left) and Luna, from Santa Monica, California, relax after a dust storm at the annual Burning Man arts festival held in the Black Rock Desert, in Gerlach, Nevada.
The genesis of Origin, and of the artist's work with light in general, dates back to the 1997 Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert (he returns to the event annually).
Deep in the dry and decorated landscape of the Black Rock Desert lives another world: an antidote to capitalism and the dreary cultural mundane of America's homogenized homeland.