The Pahrump Valley
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
Hotels/Motels - location maps and nearby attractions
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.
- Pahrump Valley Speedway
- Mt. Charleston Ski area and wildlife
- Link to the town's calendar of events click here
Cities & Towns
- Beatty, NV
- Boulder City, Nevada: 90 miles east.
- Henderson, Nevada: 84 miles east.
- Las Vegas, Nevada:: 62 miles east.
- Laughlin, Nevada
Parks & Monuments
Wilderness & Recreation Areas
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: 50 miles east.
- Lake Mead National Recreation Area: 90 miles northeast.
- Lake Mohave: 110 miles southeast.
- Mojave National Preserve: The Desert Protection Act created the 1.4 million-acre Mojave National Preserve in the heart of California's Mojave Desert.
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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