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El Dorado Canyon and Gold Mine Trip

  • Off-road ATV tour explores Nevada’s scenic desert landscapes
  • Historic experience: visit a mining camp turned Wild West town
  • No experience to needed for easy-to-handle, automatic ATVs
El Dorado Canyon and Gold Mine Trip
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Departs at 9am with lunch; Single rider ATV
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Drive an ATV through El Dorado Canyon then go deep into Techatticup Mine on an adventurous off-road tour from Las Vegas that explores rugged desert terrain and a historic gold mine. Pickup and drop-off at Las Vegas hotels make this an easy way to escape the city for the Nevada desert, and it includes a picnic lunch on the site of a 19th-century mining camp.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Las Vegas for transfer to an ATV base camp, where you can practice maneuvering your fully automatic 4x4, and get oriented with a short safety briefing. Open up the throttle as you steer through cactus forests, red rock formations, and mountains with Nevada’s big sky for a backdrop, and watch for wildlife at the edge of the trail.

When you reach the Techatticup Mine, continue on foot through spaces where miners once dug for silver and gold, and find out why some believe that the multi-level shafts of the historic mine are haunted. Following your off-road trip through El Dorado Canyon, refuel with a picnic lunch in an old west town that grew out of a rough-and-ready mining camp, then return to Las Vegas for drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews (286)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
2018 trip out to El Dorado Canyon for gold mine & canyon

We were so surprised how much fun this day was. This mine is nothing like any I have previously visited. IT IS HUGE and excellent history. We had a really good time riding the 4wheelers and side by sides. Our guide really went above and...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
It's a must

Taking this tour with Sherman as a guide was our jackpot, we felt like we're traveling with a friend, not with a simple guide, he was taking care and looking all the time for us to be sure we're safe and no one is left...More

Thank anamariam561
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome Day.

What a great day, Sherman was a great guide. Not only did he make it such a fun day, he was very knowledgeable. The owners of the property were also great and very friendly. We had much more fun than we expected. We will defiantly...More

Thank Adventure815421
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile
Will rocks!

Despite the early pick up, this was by far one of the best tours I've taken!!! And I'm glad we had an early start- we were back by 1pm and it was well over 100F. Our tour guide Will was on time, knowledgeable, and patient...More

2  Thank Maria P
Reviewed August 11, 2018
Fun ATV ride and spectacular tour of a mine!

I always wanted to visit a mine after watching YouTube videos; however, those YouTube videos are from people violating laws and risking their own safety by entering dangerous abandoned mines. I wanted to visit a safe mine and without risk of arrest by BLM for...More

2  Thank ArmyVet02C
Awesome A, Reservations at Awesome Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

We are glad that we could help you cross of one thing on your bucket list. Sherman is a great guide he loves what he does. Thank you for the review!

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August 13, 2018|
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Response from Sim_Mcs_World | Reviewed this property |
Uroosa I
July 5, 2018|
Response from tinasimon114 | Reviewed this property |
They have the option where you do not drive, you are a passenger.
June 4, 2018|
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Response from BRT53 | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for the question. On our trip which was just 4x4, lunch and mine, pick up was around 8 I think and we were dropped off around 3 30 - 4 pm back at our hotel on the Strip It is quite a hike out to El Dorado canyon... More
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