Pahrump trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Pahrump is an unincorporated town in Nye County, Nevada, United States. As of 2010 the population was 36,441, making it the largest settlement in the county.HistoryPahrump was originally inhabited by the Southern Paiute. It was slowly inhabited by settlers in the late 19th century. They reportedly chose the name for Pahrump after the original indigenous name Pah-Rimpi, or "Water Rock," so named because of the abundant artesian wells in the valley. Because of the artesian wells, the new inhabitants of Pahrump Valley began a number of large ranch-style holdings, mostly over 1000 acres (4 km²) in size. On the ranches, alfalfa and cotton were grown, and livestock were raised.Until the 1960s, Pahrump had no telephone service except a radio transmitter phone in a phone booth next to the small market, and there were no paved roads in or out of the Pahrump Valley. However, as Las Vegas grew, real estate speculation became more popular in the area, which led to increased interest in Pahrump. This led to the introduction of telephone service and the construction of a paved highway, from Las Vegas to Pahrump, during the late 1960s. Later, this road (NV 160) was extended from Pahrump northward to US 95, near Amargosa Valley. A second paved road (NV 372) was introduced that went from Pahrump to neighboring Shoshone, California, which provided a link to the Death Valley area, as well as a shorter route to those wishing to travel to Los Angeles or other areas in California. In the fifties and sixties, there was a two-room elementary school and the high school students went to Shoshone. In 1974, Pahrump's first high school, Pahrump Valley High School was constructed.With our online itinerary creator, United States vacations can be built around trips to Pahrump and other destinations in United States.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Pahrump
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Pahrump
$239 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small-Group Death Valley National Park Day Trip from Las Vegas
Duration: 10 hours
Hidden gems in Pahrump
Side trips from Pahrump
Places to visit with Pahrump
Las VegasTrip planner BEST FOR: Performance, Fountain, Cirque du Soleil Show Boulder CityTrip planner BEST FOR: Dam, Specialty Museum, Park HendersonTrip planner BEST FOR: Casino, Garden, Zoo OvertonTrip planner BEST FOR: State Park, Geologic Formation, Specialty Museum RenoTrip planner BEST FOR: Casino, Specialty Museum, Historic Walking Area
Recently planned trips to Pahrump
1 day in Salinas & Central Nevada SEE PLAN Salinas Pahrump 32 days in Nevada BY A USER FROM INDIA Pahrump Las Vegas Overton 15 days in Nevada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Las Vegas Overton Pahrump 60 days in Nevada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Elko Stateline Reno 4 days in Las Vegas & Pahrump BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Las Vegas Pahrump 4 days in Seattle, Las Vegas & Pahrump BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Seattle Las Vegas Pahrump