Pahrump, Nevada

The Pahrump Valley

Vital Statistics | Where to Stay | Things To Do
History | Nearby Resources

Location / Description

Located in the southwest corner of Nye County, about 60 miles northwest of Las Vegas, eight miles from the California border. The Pahrump Valley is 28 miles long and 8.5 miles wide, bordered by the Spring Mountains on the east and the Nopah Mountains on the west.

Population / Elevation

45,000 / 2690 feet above sea level

Weather / Climate

This city is in a hot, dry region with low humidity, and averages less than 5 inches of rain a year.

 Pahrump, Nevada - Monthly Climate Information
   Year  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
 High °F  78.6  64  62  68  76  85 95  101  100  93  82  68
 Low °F  45 27  32  37  42  51  60  67  65  57  45  34


Hotels/Motels - location maps and nearby attractions

Camping & RV Parks

Charleston Peak RV Resort
Pahrump Station Inn & RV Park
Preferred RV Resort
Rosemary's RV Park & Fuel
Seven Palms RV Park



Pahrump's name comes from the original indigenous name Pah-Rimpi, or "Water Rock," due to the abundant artesian wells in the valley. Pahrump is a relatively new town - before 1960 it had no telephone service and the only roads were gravel or dirt. The area grew in popularity because of its location between Las Vegas and Death Valley National Park, and paved roads soon replaced the dirt ones. It has grown rapidly and has become a interesting little city.

Things To Do

  • Pahrump Valley Speedway
  • Mt. Charleston Ski area and wildlife
  • Link to the town's calendar of events click here

Resources & Nearby Attractions


Cities & Towns

Parks & Monuments

Wilderness & Recreation Areas

Historic & Other Points of Interest Nearby

  • Pahrump Valley Museum
  • Pahrump Valley Vineyards
  • Central Nevada Museum
  • Rhyolite: Visit a once booming gold town - now only ruins stand to tell its story. One of the main attractions is the Bottle House, built to withstand the desert environment.
  • Shoshone Museum: (Shoshone) An oasis where Death Valley begins.
  • Marta Becket's Amargosa Opera House: (Death Valley Junction) World renowned for their performances.


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