Mountain Springs, Nevada

Mountain Springs is an unincorporated community in Clark County in southern Nevada.[2] It is located in Mountain Springs Summit, the pass over the Spring Mountains through which Highway 160 connects Las Vegas and Pahrump. Public buildings include a fire house and a saloon.

Mountain Springs
View of Mountain Springs from the north
View of Mountain Springs from the north
Mountain Springs is located in Nevada
Mountain Springs
Mountain Springs
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 36°1′15″N 115°30′32″W / 36.02083°N 115.50889°W / 36.02083; -115.50889
CountryUnited States
Elevation5,410 ft (1,649 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)702 and 725
GNIS feature ID845578[1]

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In the Spring of 1844, the expedition of John C. Frémont discovered the shortcut route of the Fremont Cutoff, between Resting Springs and the Virgin River. Mountain Springs Summit was the mountain pass taken by this route over the Spring Mountains between the Pahrump Valley and the Las Vegas Springs in the Las Vegas Valley on the Old Spanish Trail.[3]: 265–270  After 1848 it was followed by wagon trains on the Mormon Road, traveling between Southern California and Salt Lake City, Utah. The summit was named for the nearby Mountain Springs a watering place and camping location at the top of the pass at the spring.

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