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6-Hour ATV Tour in Eldorado Canyon and Techatticup Gold Mine

1. 6-Hour ATV Tour in Eldorado Canyon and Techatticup Gold Mine

Experience the Wild West on this full-day ATV tour! From the trail, you will enjoy views of the beautiful desert landscape, and sneak peeks of the Colorado River. You will get to 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. When the tour breaks for lunch, you will visit 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 big horn sheep and desert foxes. After lunch, your guide will take you to the Techatticup Gold Mine. At the Techatticup mine, you will 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!

From Las Vegas: Ghost Town Wild West Adventures Day Trip

2. From Las Vegas: Ghost Town Wild West Adventures Day Trip

Discover the Wild West and ghost towns that dot the desert landscape. Choose from a shared or private day-trip departing from Las Vegas and uncover the mysteries of these ghost towns. Your guide picks you up and you head straight out into the desert. First, you'll stop at the Hoover Dam—that exquisite masterpiece of engineering. This enormous dam holds back the mighty Colorado River, and provides power for a huge portion of Las Vegas' bright lights, as well as residents in 4 states. We soon leave modernity behind, and head into the old mining town of Chloride, Arizona. Here you can see a still functioning "ghost town" that has been operating since the 1860s. The 250 residents who call these streets home are very proud of their history, and are happy to chat with you before you enjoy your deli style lunch. After filling your belly, we drive the iconic Route 66 to a small Ghost Town in Oatman, Arizona. There are 150 residents of this small outpost, and 1 poltergeist. Keep your eyes peeled! His name is "Oatie the Ghost" and is believed to be the spirit of William Ray Flour, an Irish miner. There's plenty of natural beauty around to enthrall you. The Black Mountains surround this town and make for some stunning photographs. Maybe catch a cowboy shootout at the local saloon! Before heading home we'll stop for a drink at the local saloon, and then head through the Mojave Desert via the old Gold Ruch town of El Dorado Canyon before returning to the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas.

Eldorado Canyon 4x4 Tour from Las Vegas

3. 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

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!

very beautiful landscape and beautiful visit of the mine

Very attentive staff to tourists, beautiful adventure in a setting that took your breath away.

Interesting tour, good guides but the actual quad ride could have been longer