Watershed (2830 sq mi)
|Districts||Nye County, NV, San Bernardino County, CA|
|Borders on||Spring Mountains-NE
Resting Spring Range-W & WNW
|Length||40 mi (64 km), NW-SE |
|Width||15 mi (24 km)|
Pahrump Valley is a Mojave Desert valley west of Las Vegas and the Spring Mountains massif in southern Nye County, Nevada, and eastern San Bernardino County, California. Pahrump, Nevada, is in the valley's center and the Tecopa and Chicago Valleys are immediately to the west. The valley has routes to Death Valley and a route to Las Vegas.
The large block of the Spring Mountains borders Pahrump Valley on the northeast and east, with Nevada State Route 160 skirting parts of the mountain's south, and being the only due west route from Las Vegas. Route 160 turns northwest to Pahrump in the valley's center-north then meets U.S. Route 95 at the valley's north perimeter. Carpenter Canyon road starts near Pahrump and runs about 10 miles to Carpenter Canyon. Carpenter Canyon creek is one of the few year round fish creeks in the Spring Mountains.
In California, the Nopah Range borders the valley's southwest, with the north of the adjacent Resting Spring Range merging north to form the northwest border of the Pahrump Valley. The mostly east-west Kingston Range is the southern border of the valley.
Pahrump Valley Wilderness
Economy and sightseeing
Pahrump Valley is a tourist destination and retirement community that has grown steadily along with Las Vegas.
- McCracken, Robert D. (1990). Pahrump: A Valley Waiting to Become a City. Tonapah, NV: Nye County Press. p. 77. ISBN 1-878138-53-7. OCLC 25273619.
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