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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Our most recommended Lake Mead National Recreation Area Quad & ATV Tours

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.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon North Tour w/Polaris Ranger or ATV

2. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon North Tour w/Polaris Ranger or ATV

Avoid the busy national park crowds, and experience rare sights in the heart of the Grand Canyon at Bar 10 Ranch. Fly to the Arizona Strip, just miles from the Northern Rim for breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. Head off on an ATV or Polaris Ranger along a 4x4 trail through Whitmore Canyon and Lake Mead Recreation Area to the rim of the Grand Canyon. Take in the panoramic views at 3,000 feet above the Colorado River. Admire the unusual collection of desert vegetation and animal life. Back at Bar 10 Ranch, relax and enjoy an authentic Dutch oven barbecue lunch. Then, fly to and from Bar 10 Ranch aboard an aircraft specifically designed for “flightseeing,” and soak in the views over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the mighty Colorado River. Benefit from the high wings and large windows which offer the best views along with a comfortable climate-controlled cabin. After, stop in the gift shop to purchase photos or simply browse the souvenirs.

From Las Vegas: Eldorado Canyon 2 Seater Buggy Half-Day Tour

3. From Las Vegas: Eldorado Canyon 2 Seater Buggy Half-Day Tour

Enjoy a short guided walking tour of the world-famous Eldorado Gold Mine before getting behind the wheel of a Razor buggy and enjoying the adrenaline rush as you zip around the desert.  Meet your driver at your hotel and travel the short 45 minutes to the Eldorado Gold Mine where you can go back to the late nineteenth century when the mine was in use. Soak up the rich Nevada history and take in this magnificent landscape that has served as the background for famous movies, music videos, and Reality TV shows. Next, take a lesson on how to drive the 2-seater Razor safely, put on the safety gear provided, and drive through the beautiful Eldorado Canyons. This historic scenery outside of Las Vegas is a one-of-a-kind adventure.

From Las Vegas: Lake Mead National Park ATV Tour with Lunch

4. From Las Vegas: Lake Mead National Park ATV Tour with Lunch

Your one-of-a-kind scenic motorized ATV tour begins with pickup from your hotel on the Las Vegas strip by a master tour guide in a luxury shuttle. The complimentary shuttle service acts as a private guided tour and you'll get to see Lake Mead National Park, the Colorado River and Las Vegas.  See the beautiful scenery of Lake Mead National Park to the Colorado River on an ATV tour. Stop at the Colorado River for a photo opportunity and, in summer, have a dip in the water. Learn the history of the National Park, Colorado River and the mines of El Dorado Canyon. Drive through the scenic Mojave Desert and take some pictures. Stand 900 feet above the Colorado River while absorbing the majestic desert landscape. Next, you'll arrive at Lake Mead National Park. Ride down 22 miles of naturally formed trails full of flora and fauna.  Head back down the trails of Lake Mead National Park as you soak in the sights one last time. Then relax at the onsite restaurant and bar which serves you burgers made from 100% Angus beef, fresh-cut fries and a soda. Head back to Las Vegas with memories to last a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 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

This was the best bang for your buck! The team at Big 10 Ranch were awesome! Just make sure you call and confirm that your getting a single ATV and not riding with the tour guide!

It was worth every penny. the views and the thrill and fun of riding the 4x4s. Morgan was our guide and awesome. She stopped and taught us about the local vegetation and snakes.

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