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Day Trip'n
by Ginny Gottfredson, Sales Manager
Lake Mead Cruises

Pah Who?

Pah Rimpi is Paiute for “water rock” and is generally considered the origin of the name for the community “over the hump” from us, today recognized as Pahrump. Water rock describes the numerous artesian wells in Pahrump Valley.

About 80 miles from Boulder City along State Route 160, Pahrump is located in Nye County, the third largest county in the U.S! Calling itself the “Heart of the New West”, Pahrump has more than 36,000 residents.

With fall FINALLY in the air, people and plants are shaking off the pall of our hottest summer on record, and it’s time to explore Southern Nevada once again. Pahrump, a colorful community full of spirit, proudly presents another exciting Fall Festival, Parade and Rodeo October 4 through October 7. If you missed the Clark County Fair in April, here’s your chance for a fall fair fix to enjoy exhibits from winners of the Giant Pumpkin competition to ribbon winners of arts, crafts, yummy breads, cakes, candy and other divisions. The annual parade is Saturday, October 6 at 9 a.m. featuring a Masquerade theme. Southern Nye County 4-H members host the youth livestock presentation of goats, sheep and poultry. No bunnies this year, too hot! Capping off this special event is the PRCA Rodeo on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon; oh yes, don’t miss Mutton Bustin’ 45 minutes before the Rodeo starts each day! Visit, or call 775-727-5107.

Pahrump’s Spring Mountain Advanced Driving School is a Corvette driving school on more than 190 acres with three road courses. Check out springmountainmotor or 800-391-6891 for details. Too exciting? The Pahrump Valley Museum is free, at the corner of Basin and Ford Road, 775-751-1970. Look for more activities at 866-722-5800 or

NEAT NEVADA NOTES: Elko, 453 miles north, was founded in 1869, and is seat of Elko County. Site of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in January, and the National Basque Festival in July, Elko’s population is nearly 17,000. Crooner Bing Crosby became an Elko ranch owner in the late 1940s. Our State Reptile is the Desert Tortoise.

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