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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
From US$168.99
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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 (283)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 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 12 August 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 13 August 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!

Reviewed 4 August 2018
a day of fun and adventure

Having previously gone on a tour with Awesome Adventures, we decided to go on the ATV/Gold Mine Tour this time. Such a great day! As our previous experience was on a quad I was really looking forward to using the ATV's on this tour and...More

1  Thank Wendy S
Awesome A, Reservations at Awesome Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

We are happy to take you away for the hustle and bustle of the Strip. The mine is a nice place to run off to on a hot day, cool and refreshing air. Thank you for your wonderful review!

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Amazing ATV trip- Vegas in a new light!!

My wife and I have traveled to Las Vegas a number of times. We travel to Vegas for the usual- Excellent entertainment, food and gambling. This trip we decided to venture outside of the strip. We were a bit worried that we picked a dessert...More

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

We are glad that we could whisk you away form the glitz and glam of the strip. We would love for you to come back and visit us when you come back to Vegas. Thank you for the awesome review!

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile
Great tour and fun ATV ride.

Did the ATV Tour and Mine-Tour as part of our Canyon adventure. We got there by helicopter (Papillon Helicopters) and then did the ATV rides with Sherman and Will. They really did an excellent job making everyone feel comfortable and safe during the ATV ride...More

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

We are glad that Will and Sherman made your tour comfortable. Thank you for your review!

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14 August 2018|
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Response from Sim_Mcs_World | Reviewed this property |
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5 July 2018|
Response from tinasimon114 | Reviewed this property |
They have the option where you do not drive, you are a passenger.
5 June 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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