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Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip from Las Vegas. Awesome Adventures

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  • 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This off-road ATV or UTV adventure from Las Vegas offers intrepid travelers the opportunity to explore El Dorado Canyon and the spooky Techatticup gold mine like never before. Navigate the back canyons, long-forgotten areas and remote regions of this desolate location on a memorable half-day tour with lunch and round-trip hotel transport included.
  • Ride a fully automatic ATV or UTV
  • Lunch under a covered pavilion
  • Helmets, goggles and gloves provided
  • Pick-up and drop-off from most Las Vegas hotels

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Going off-road takes you to rugged and remote areas missed by most visitors.

What's Included

  • ATV or UTV (based on option selected)
  • Helmets and goggles
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Pickup Details

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Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Your El Dorado Canyon and Gold Mine Trip from Las Vegas transport you from the glittering lights of the famous Strip to the desolate landscapes surrounding the Colorado River. Navigate through cactus forests, red rock formations and mountain ranges that lead to the Grand Canyon on this exciting half-day trip. 

After hotel pick up, you’ll be transported to the launch site where you'll get on your fully automatic ATV or UTV and receive a safety and operations orientation before hitting the trail with your professional guide. 

Cruise through the rugged terrain under big open skies before settling in for a walking tour of the Techatticup mine. Your guide will explain how the deep shafts here are believed to be haunted as you make your way through the spaces where miners once searched for gold. 

Your tour includes lunch in Old West Town, a restored 19th-century mining camp.  Get a taste of history as you tuck into a picnic lunch surrounded by desert landscapes before making your way back to Las Vegas.

Nelson Ghost Town (Pass By)

Just before arriving at Eldorado Canyon, you will pass through the small town of Nelson, NV. The area known as Nelson was originally called Eldorado in 1775, by the Spaniards who made the original discoveries of gold in the area that is now Eldorado Canyon. The town was the site of one of the first major gold strikes in Nevada and one of the biggest mining booms in state history. The community called Nelson was named for Charles Nelson, a camp leader who was slain in his home, along with four other people, in 1897 by the renegade Indian, Avote

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Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours

The Techatticup Gold Mine in Eldorado Canyon was once the largest producing Gold Mine in Southern NV, during the mining boom of the 1860's. Your ATV Tour includes a walking tour of this mine. See firsthand the conditions the miners endured while searching for their fortune.

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Minimum age is 16 years to operate the vehicles with a valid drivers license
  • Riders under 18 years must have a parent or guardian sign a consent waiver
  • All participants are required to sign a damage waiver. The minimum charge is USD$150 should a vehicle be rolled or tipped, regardless of whether any damage is visible.
  • Full Safety and Operations Orientation provided before tour begins.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Post COVID-19 Safety Updates - We politely request that you refrain from taking this tour should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. We recommend guests wear a face mask. Hand Sanitizer will be available in the vehicles. All vehicles are thoroughly cleaned prior to, and after every tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How can I arrange pickup at my hotel for the Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip?

A:Upon checkout, select the hotel where you are staying in Las Vegas. After confirmation, call the local operator at the phone number on your ticket to coordinate exact pickup details.

Sep 2021

Q:How far from Las Vegas is Eldorado Canyon?

A:Your ATV adventure and Gold Mine trip is approximately 40 miles outside of Las Vegas and takes about 45 minutes drive time after hotel pickups.

Sep 2021

Q:How long do we spend riding ATVs/UTVs during the Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip?

A:The guided ATV/RAZOR tour is roughly 90 minutes through our breathtaking mountainous terrain where wildlife may be seen and a great opportunity for photos.

Sep 2021

Q:How long is the Gold Mine tour portion of the Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip?

A:After lunch, you will enter the Techatticup Gold Mine where you will be taken back in time to 1861 with amazing stories of what miners endured & the tools they used, plus unique out-of-this-world antiques. The gold mine tour is roughly 45-60 minutes.

Sep 2021

Q:Should I bring my camera for the Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip?

A:You may bring your camera to take photos during the tour. For your convenience, your guide will also take photos throughout the day of your tour, so you will always remember that time spent on your ATV excursion in Las Vegas.

Sep 2021

Q:What should I wear for the Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip?

A:It's recommended to wear sturdy, close-toed shoes (no heels, crocs, sandals, or flip-flops), and dress according to the weather. Long pants are highly recommended due to the desert terrain and cactus that you will be traversing.

Sep 2021

Q:Are there age limits to participate in the Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip?

A:Drivers and passengers must be at least 16 years old and require a parent/guardian to be present if under 18.

Sep 2021

Q:What is included for lunch during the Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip?

A:After riding, you will have a 30-minute lunch break with sandwiches from Capriotti's.

Sep 2021

Q:Are there vegetarian or other dietary options available for lunch during the Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip?

A:Lunch includes sandwiches from Capriotti's. You may choose between Ham, Turkey, Veggie, or a Garden Salad. Please list your preferred lunch option in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Sep 2021

Q:Can I participate in the Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip if I've never driven an off-road vehicle before?

A:Absolutely! No experience is required. Your guide will happily show you how to safely ride and will be present for the entire ride.

Sep 2021

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I recommend this tour for those who dont mind wearing a helmet, goggles and gloves.
Take a quad, it is way more fun than the UTV!
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Best tour in Vegas!
Michael_H, May 2022
The BEST tour I've ever had. Sherman was awesome! A nonstop fountain of information. Eldorado village was out of this world! Loaded with old cars, buildings and history. Sherman made it all come alive. The mine was extremely interesting also due to Sherman's knowledge. Worth every penny.
Amazing guide
Gayle_P, May 2022
The guides/driver (Sherman and Alicia) are funny, knowledgeable and experienced. The tour is beautiful ride through the desert. Excellent for beginners and all levels.
Great history experience and scenery was beautiful.
Tyler_H, May 2022
Sherman was awsome. He was a world of information. Very friendly and personable. Qould recommended this trip just for the scenic background and to go I some a real mine.
Awesome experience. Loved...
Mike_M, May 2022
Awesome experience. Loved the goldmine. Our guide Sherman was fun and knowledgeable. Eldorodo is so cute.
A great time in tge Desert
Omar_W, May 2022
I went on the ATV and Gold Mine tour for my birthday last week and this was an amazing tour!!! Sherman, our guide was very knowledgeable about the information and patient with the rookie (mainly me lol). We enjoyed our tour from the moment we were picked up from our hotel right up until the very end when we were dropped back off. If you ever are in Las Vegas, this is definitely a tour you should take.
You will find the most exciting Vegas experiences are found beyond the City limits
Sean_C, May 2022
The day started out with Alisha picking us up at our hotel lobby. Alisha was a great guide and just made the overall experience a lot of fun for everyone in our group of 8 with her vast knowledge of the area and explaining the history behind this abandoned gold town which now has only a population of 3. When we arrived at the ranch we had some time to explore the property which is covered in historical artifacts including mining equipment, tools, relics, antique vehicles, and an authentic general store filled with more history of the area giving us a chance to purchase souvenirs. After exploring the area we were all given our own quad and we’re lead through a trail system among beautiful mountains and valleys. At one point on the trail system Alisha had us stop and get off the quads to follow her up into a cave system where she explained the history and geology. Then we all met up in the second floor of a hand crafted 1800s period correct barn to have our lunch which was waiting for us at tables that overlooked the mountains, valley and lake. The views we’re incredible. After lunch we were lead into the original world known Eldorado mine where hundreds of men had given their lives for the chance to strike it rich. You can still see some of the old crosses on hills sorrounding the mine where the miners were laid to rest. Some of the miners were as young as 12. As you travel throughout the mine you see the quartz veins up close filled with minerals included gold and silver! This was an experience none of us will ever forget.
Great tour.
Jauquisha_B, Apr 2022
The tour was awesome. Sherman knew alot about the Canyon and made sure we enjoyed the ATV Ride. Definitely will be back
Fun for everyone
Kim_H, Apr 2022
We were picked up promptly and stayed with the same guide all day. Sherman was amazing, informative and just all around a wonderful guide. Plenty of time spent on the ATVs and in the mine. It was a very well balanced tour.
Sherman was the best part...
Karina_L, Apr 2022
Sherman was the best part of the trip. He was knowledgeable and fun to be with all day. We had a blast and will be doing it again when we return to Vegas.
Awful experience
Selene_T, Apr 2022
We did not enjoy the trip. Poor organization, during the tour things were skipped because other groups were there. Sight seeing was limited and your guides kept making excuses saying o this was new it must have happened over the weekend. They have tours daily, that was ridiculous.The razor tour was awful because we stopped so many time because people did not know to operate the vehicles. I felt it was cut short, speed was kept between 5 and 7 mph. I do not recommend
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