PAHRUMP, NEVADA: YOUR BASECAMP TO ADVENTURE
PAHRUMP, Nev. — Pahrump, Nev. is perfectly situated an hour west of Las Vegas and an hour east of Death Valley National Park – right in the heart of the desert and the perfect place to enjoy the best of southern Nevada. This makes Pahrump the ideal place to stay for visitors who want to enjoy the surrounding beauty and recreation.
Death Valley National Park
A hot travel experience, Death Valley National Park is officially named the hottest place on earth. At 282 feet below sea level, it’s also the lowest place in the western hemisphere. The drive from Pahrump is just longer than one hour via CA-190 to the west.
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
A one hour drive from Pahrump via Bell Vista Road to the northwest will take visitors to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Armagosa Valley, Nev. This unique and beautiful refuge is home to rare plants that have not been found anywhere else in the world and nearly 300 species of birds, including swans, have been recorded. Visitors can experience the refuge year-round with boardwalks, bird watching and breathtaking photography opportunities.
Visitors looking for off-road ATV adventures should take a one hour drive to the southwest and aim for Dumont Dunes off of CA-127. The distinctive sand dunes are visible from a distance. This open area is an exciting and remote place for off-road vehicles such as motorcycles and ATVs.
Red Rock Canyon
Less than an hour drive to the southeast will take visitors to Red Rock Canyon where they can enjoy scenic hiking, biking and climbing. Visitors from around the world go to witness the sheer rocks and beautiful scenery of the red canyons.
Tecopa Hot Springs Resort
About forty minutes to the southwest on NV-160, visitors will find Tecopa Hot Springs. Visitors can soak in naturally hot spring water which is pumped into comfortable and relaxing soaking tubs. Nothing feels better after days of rigorous adventure in southern Nevada.
Hoover Dam is located about an hour and a half southeast of Pahrump on the other side of Las Vegas. Straddling the mighty Colorado River, Hoover Dam is a spectacular feat of human engineering. Visitors can tour the facility or take guided river tours.
Rhyolite, Nev.is a historic ghost town about an hour and a half northwest of Pahrump via US-95. History and mining enthusiasts will enjoy walking amidst the ruins of a once-booming mining town.
Pahrump, Nev., an hour west of Las Vegas and an hour east of Death Valley, is telling its story of extremes. From top-notch wineries and the largest specialty coffee roaster in Southern Nevada to Front Site Firearms Institute, Mountain Fall Golf Club and Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, it’s very evident Pahrump can and does fulfill any and everyone’s desire for adventure. It’s all just part of the reason Pahrump is “Your Base Camp To Adventure.” Along with everything found in town, there are quite a few adventures awaiting just a few miles away – hiking, geocaching, camping, motorsports and more. Suffice to say, there’s plenty going on in and around Pahrump. Let the adventures begin. For lodging, event calendar and itineraries, visit online or call 775-727-5107.
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