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

4.8 / 5

14 reviews

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

Activity provider: Awesome Adventures
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From US$ 229 per person

Embrace your wild side with this full-day ATV tour in the historic Eldorado Canyon. You will get to enjoy scenic desert view as you navigate the extreme terrain on paths originally used by mules in the mining boom of the 1800s.

About this activity

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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Please contact Awesome Adventures to schedule your hotel pick-up.


  • Navigate the extreme terrain in Eldorado Canyon
  • Drive on mining trails used by mules in the 1800s
  • Pretend to be a gold prospector at the historic Techatticup Gold Mine
Full description

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!

  • Pre-arranged transportation is available from most Las Vegas hotels
  • Guided ATV tour
  • Entrance fee to the gold mine
  • Picnic-style Lunch
  • Bottled Water
  • All ATV safety gear and orientation
  • Fuel surcharge (USD 10)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Skirts
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Tour not suitable for children under 7
  • 16 and 17 year olds need a valid drivers license to drive
  • Please reconfirm your tour and confirm your hotel pick-up with Awesome Adventures +1-800-519-2243 or email at least 48-hours in advance
  • The Awesome Adventures all-terrain vehicles are fully automatic and easy to operate. Before your tour, your guide will give you a safety and operations orientation
  • Riders must be at least 16-years-old to operate an ATV or UTV, and riders younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian present
  • For your safety, you will not be allowed to participate while wearing high heels, flip flops, sandals, or any other open-toed shoes. We require all riders to wear sneakers, boots, or other sturdy shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 14 reviews

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We had the most wonderful day on this tour! Our guide Sherman was full of fun stories and took great care of our small group. The biggest surprise was the setting of the goldmine. It looked to be straight out of a movie set and the owners had many tales of their famous visitors to this quaint spot in the middle of nowhere. The UTV ride was a lot of fun and I would not hesitate to do this tour again!

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May 18, 2022

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

April 12, 2022

excursion with basically v everything quad driving in the desert, a visit to mine, nice kind of village where v everything could be seen and where we also had lunch including a bottle of champagne from the group! What I found less and quite disturbing was that the guide was always busy with his phone, even while he was driving the quad! He knew a lot about the mine and the people who worked there.

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December 8, 2019

Product ID: 21778