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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 107 Reviews

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  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

El Dorado Canyon and Gold Mine Trip

Explore the historical El Dorado Canyon like never before on an exhilarating off-road ATV excursion from Las Vegas! All-terrain vehicles are the perfect way to tour the back canyons of this remote and long-forgotten area, plus you'll take a walking tour of the spooky Techatticcup gold mine.


  • Half-day ATV tour of El Dorado Canyon from Las Vegas
  • Ride an ATV in Las Vegas
  • Tour remote trails on a late-model 4WD ATV
  • Guided tour of the Techatticcup gold mines
  • Lunch under a covered pavilion
  • Professional instruction
  • Helmets, goggles and gloves provided
  • Pick-up and drop-off from most Las Vegas hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Get your adrenaline flowing by riding an ATV around an old gold mine outside Las Vegas. An awesome choice for more active types looking for an alternative to gambling and shows.

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What You Can Expect

El Dorado Canyon and Gold Mine Trip

El Dorado Canyon and Gold Mine Trip

On this exciting day trip from Las Vegas you'll ride your ATV into extreme mountain terrain, surrounded by cactus forest and with towering, multicolored rock formations as a backdrop. Riding under the big open sky is an awesome experience, flanked by the Colorado River and mountain ranges leading to the Grand Canyon!

On your tour you'll be driving a fully automatic, easy-to-handle, Polaris Aces ATV that's an absolute blast to ride. After a safety and operations orientation, beginners and experienced riders alike will be ready to hit the trail with a professional guide.

You'll also take a stroll into the pages of history with a walking tour of the Techatticcup mine. Venturing deep into this gold mine, which is rumored to be haunted, you'll visit three deep shafts and learn how the miners labored feverishly on their quest for gold.

Your meal stop in the Old West Town will also take you back in time, at the foundations of one of the original 19th-century mining camps. Enjoy a picnic lunch under the covered pavilion while you hear the sound of the natural spring which attracts big horn sheep and a variety of desert wildlife. Look closely and you might see creatures that otherwise blend into the natural landscape of the desert.

Customer Reviews

Leanne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide, Bruce, was awesome! The tour was a lot of fun and seeing the Gold Mine and old mining town was very interesting! I highly recommend this tour! The only negative thing is that the ground you ride the ATVs on is very bumpy. My husband and I did not care for that - but it was still a lot of fun.

Raymond K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very fun trip. The guide was great and riding the ATVs in the desert was a lot of fun. Recommended!

Greig W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Awesome quad bike tour, great fun cruising round the Mojave desert. Thank you to Bruce who was such a nice guy, really friendly and knowledgeable and a great sense of humor. They accommodate everyone so don't worry about your level of experience it all happens at your own pace. A look inside the abandoned gold mine was great fun and really interesting. Will be recommending this to everyone! Must do in Vegas!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

we had a great time. I would recommend this trip. The people were very nice and we had a great time.

Chantelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Bruce and Eddie Where great tour guides
Down to earth guys made us feel very welcome quads where brilliant n my partner loved the big buggy

Olivier F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing. Me and my friends were really satified and we thank our guide Ed his kindness, competence and passion and authenticity.

Ronald D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Absolutely a total blast! Ed was an awesome guide, lots of great knowledge of the area. We were lucky enough to see a 4 ft. rattlesnake and a desert tortoise! Great photos! It was great fun to get good and dirty and see so many amazing things. We will be doing this again on our next trip to Vegas!!

Troy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

I had such a good time.. Not use to ATV's but I felt very safe.. The Guide did a very good job making safe. Great tour

reynaldo n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

I recommended lots of fun will do it again, the guide was great

Sherry G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

It was awesome. Well worth getting up early for. The scenry was beautiful. Our tour guide Kevin was super friendly and the mine was very interesting. Would definately recommend doing.

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