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Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip from Las Vegas

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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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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.
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ATV or UTV (based on option selected)
Helmets and goggles
Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off

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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.
Pass By:  
Nelson Ghost Town
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.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Awesome Adventures Inc

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip from Las Vegas?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip from Las Vegas?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip from Las Vegas?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What is the maximum group size during Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip from Las Vegas?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip from Las Vegas.

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Traveler Tips

  • "I recommend this tour for those who dont mind wearing a helmet, goggles and gloves." See review
  • "Take a quad, it is way more fun than the UTV!" See review


497 Reviews

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So much fun!
, Jun 2021
The Tour guides were great. The ATVs are so much fun totally recommend it. Get ready to be dirty. And experience that we all loved
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
We agree the ATV tour gets very dusty but is so much fun!!!
Do yourselves a favor and read and heed!!!
, Jun 2021
It was fun and interesting. The riding was far more exciting than I had expected. The gold mine tour was pretty cool. Literally… wear long pants and long sleeves. Geez!!! Many people didn’t and regretted it. You will get dusty and possibly scratched up and the engine is going to get hot next to your leg.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Doc, Thank you for taking the time to remind our guests to wear long pants!! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again!
, Jun 2021
Everyone was phenomenal! Great customer service. We felt welcomed. They are very attentive! I definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for taking the time to write us a phenomenal review!
Absolutely amazing and informative!
, Jun 2021
Absolutely amazing and informative! Sherman was great! He was patient and kept the ATV riding group together and waited and first timers! Plus we went on a day with perfect weather! ♥️
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Yes, I agree with you Sherman is amazing and extremely valued, and recognized as one of the best tour guides in Nevada!
Two great excursions in one!
, Jun 2021
Two great excursions in one! We had a blast riding through the desert and then exploring a gold mine after.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Julie, Thank you for joining us! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your day spent with us!
Lots of fun and new experiences
, Jun 2021
I would definitely recommend this tour was so much fun!! Even with the almost 3 digit temp. Even saw a roadrunner and video being filmed. Good time, good people.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
JC, Thanks for joining us! How exciting, you got the chance to meet Correr!!
, May 2021
Sherman & Alisha were very knowledgeable & very in tune with their job. We really enjoyed ourselves! Definitely recommend this tour & look forward to doing it again in the future.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Leslie! We can't wait to enjoy your company again!
FUN Ride but the rest WAIST of time!!
, May 2021
I LOVED the ATV ride, the after was a bit boring. The guide was fun. The bits about how the owner was a horde and how he cheated everyone out of their money in order to make a buck, I found very displeasing. Made me wonder if and how he may have cheated me. A big waist of my time. The mind tour was OK, I would have been happier to just ride ATV's and go home.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for your review. We have thousands of guests each month that come out and enjoy the tour we offer. We understand that it may not be for everyone. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your time in Vegas.
Don't be nervous if never rode or over 50!! So much fun!
, May 2021
Never rode before so definite learning curve but so much fun!! Sherman and Alicia were funny, knowledgeable and fantastic during the ride. Sherman totally geeks out on the gold mine tour, lots of stories and makes you feel like you and a friend are talking about what you are seeing, it didn't seem like a tour, lots of laughing and interaction. You definitely will have an amazing time!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sherman definitely loves exploring the outdoors which is why he geeks out over the mind each time he is out at Eldorado Canyon!
Must purchase.
, May 2021
This tour was absolutely amazing. You must have an open mind in order to enjoy this tour. The scenery been in the middle of the desert on ATVs is an adrenaline rush. Sherman was amazing right along with his helper
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Jante, We think the scenery is one of the most amazing in Nevada! Thank you for spending time with us!

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