Experience desert delight in a vibrant city
Do you thirst for high-speed thrills followed by a little wine tasting? Would you like to camp within driving distance to Las Vegas but still enjoy ample hiking trails and small-town charm? If so, then you need to motor to Pahrump, Nevada.
Doing the Desert
Pahrump sits amid rugged desert terrain an hour west of Las Vegas and about an hour east of Death Valley National Park on the other side of the California border. The charming, welcoming town offers weary travelers an oasis in the heart of the desert. Here, both solitude and thrills are offered in equal measure.
Driving a sports car at white-knuckle speeds is the dream of many adrenaline junkies, and in Pahrump, you can fulfill this fantasy. Pahrump is home to the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, where you can strap into the driver’s seat of a Corvette and hurtle around a race track with the pedal to the metal—no speed limits here. The banked corners and blind drops will challenge even the most skilled drivers. Be warned: The RV is going to seem really slow after this.
Whether you brought a horse, a bike, an ATV or just your hiking boots, Pahrump has the trail for you. Set out by foot on paths that overlook beautiful Wallace Canyon and lead trekkers to the peak of Mount Charleston. If you’re a biker, the Elk Meadows network of trails will serve up rides for all levels.
If driving race cars or off-roading doesn’t float your boat, consider spending the day visiting the wineries that call the desert home. Pahrump Valley Winery and Sanders Family Winery offer robust varietals that burst with flavor. These award-winning wine makers take advantage of the region’s warm climate to cultivate grapes perfect for fine vintages.
For More Information
Town of Pahrump