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From Las Vegas: Eldorado Canyon ATV Tour & Gold Mine Visit

1. From Las Vegas: Eldorado Canyon ATV Tour & Gold Mine Visit

Experience the Wild West on this full-day ATV tour. Enjoy views of the beautiful desert landscape and sneak peeks of the Colorado River. Explore silver and gold mines from the 1800s, and recreate the Old West experience in a preserved mining town. This tour also includes a 2-seater option. Your guide will take you along old paths carved out of the mountainside that were originally used by mules pulling carts of minerals out of the mines. The scenic mountain path is surrounded by towering rock formations and cactus forests. Break for lunch with a visit to a restored mining town featuring sections of original mining camps from the 1800s. As you rest under a pavilion to enjoy your lunch, you can listen to the relaxing babble of a natural spring. The spring attracts a variety of local wildlife, and you can watch for bighorn sheep and desert foxes. After lunch, your guide will take you to the Techatticup Gold Mine. There you'll explore 3 different mineshafts to learn how men labored in search of gold. At its peak, Techatticup was Nevada’s largest producing mine, and the population of Eldorado Canyon exceeded that of modern-day Las Vegas.

Eldorado Canyon 4x4 Tour from Las Vegas

2. Eldorado Canyon 4x4 Tour from Las Vegas

WATCH THE OLD WEST COME TO LIFE The Old West comes to life in Eldorado Canyon, home to the famed Techatticup Mine. Envision the back-breaking work done by prospectors over a century ago as they chased gold veins deep into this rugged mountainside. All in the comfort of a custom 4x4. On the short journey to this rustic site, you'll enjoy spectacular scenery: fields of teddy bear cholla, rare geologic formations, and an excellent photo opportunity down near the banks of Lake Mojave, the blue jewel of this isolated desert terrain. On your professionally guided tour of the mine you'll envision the back-breaking work done by prospectors over a century ago as they chased gold veins deep into this rugged mountainside, and hear tales of yesteryear's gunfights and lawlessness that were the rule in this frontier territory. Transportation: Luxurious yet rugged, The Tour Trekker is the first-of-its-kind, high-end, all-terrain vehicle, designed and licensed to be custom-built to be THE ultimate tour vehicle. The Tour Trekker seats 10 passengers comfortably, while preserving an intimate "small group experience." Each fully-loaded Tour Trekker offers guests a state-of-the-art designed interior that includes reclining leather captain seats, 15-inch DVD players, large tinted windows for unparalleled viewing, cross compartment A/C venting increasing passenger comfort and foam insulated walls for a quieter ride and superb climate control. The longer wheel base provides a smoother ride with dual rear wheel enhancing stability and safety.

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What people are saying about Eldorado Canyon

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 63 reviews

We had the most wonderful day on this tour! Our guide Sherman was full of fun stories and took great care of our small group. The biggest surprise was the setting of the goldmine. It looked to be straight out of a movie set and the owners had many tales of their famous visitors to this quaint spot in the middle of nowhere. The UTV ride was a lot of fun and I would not hesitate to do this tour again!

This was an excellent day out - mixed bag of unexpected experiences. Was an ideal way to experience something wonderful outside of Vegas, and to escape the madness and mayhem for a few hours. Sherman was a perfect, knowledgeable guide/ host. We would highly recommend this - was a fun day out

Great history lesson, practical tips, and physical evidence behind mining behavior and how our city cultures came to be. Thank Bruce for the knowledge with the right amount of humor on the side.

It was very enjoyable day and was a lot cheaper than spending money in a casino! We had never ridden an ATV so it was entirely new to us. Riding the trails was fun!

Fantastic experience! Alecia was an excellent guide! Personable and Knowledgeable. We would do it again !