Eldorado Canyon Off-Road Adventure and Gold Mine Tour

Take a thrilling ride through the Mojave Desert by ATV or RZR and see traces of the famous Gold Rush

Travel Flexibly · 3.50h 15 max · Las Vegas, United States

Looking to get your adrenaline fix while you’re in Las Vegas? Then head out to a Wild West ranch in the stunning Nevada desert and board an All-Terrain Vehicle for the most exciting way to see this surreal landscape up close. With Las Vegas hotel pickup and a western-style lunch included, you’ll tour the breathtaking Eldorado Canyon before visiting an historic Gold Mine that dates back to 1861! See where thousands risked their lives in search of the nuggets that would change their future.

  • Round-trip Eldorado adventure from Las Vegas
  • Ride off-road through the desert
  • Modern all-terrain vehicles
  • Ride an ATV for one person
  • Or an RZR for two
  • Experienced local guide to show you the way
  • Follow trails dating back to the Gold Rush
  • Small group adventure
  • Visit the Techatticup Gold Mine
  • Walk in the footsteps of the prospectors

With pickup from most Las Vegas hotels, your day starts with ease as you join a small group for the 45-minute drive to the spectacular Eldorado Canyon. After arriving at the exclusive private ranch, you'll be given a full safety briefing before setting off into the desert on an ATV or RZR that's just perfect for this terrain. Follow your experienced local guide on a thrilling route along mountain trails, with plenty of photo stops along the way.

Whether you're a first-time rider or an experienced off-roader, this is an experience not to be missed. After returning to the ranch for a hearty lunch, you'll take a fascinating tour of the Techatticup Gold Mine that dates back over 150 years, before returning to Las Vegas in the afternoon.

Eldorado Off-Road and Gold Mine Tour Description

Your 7-hour tour from Las Vegas includes:

  • Morning pick-up at most Vegas hotels

  • Round-trip transportation to the ranch

  • Modern ATV (single seater) or RZR (two seater) rental

  • Off-road tour through Eldorado Canyon

  • Western-style lunch at the ranch

  • Techatticup Gold Mine tour

  • A friendly, experienced local guide

  • Maximum group size of 15

From the Strip to the Ranch

You'll start your day with complimentary pickup from most Las Vegas Strip hotels, and you'll join a small group of fellow thrill-seekers for a 45-minute drive out to the Wild West ranch.When you arrive, you'll get a quick rest break and then get geared up for your off-road experience! Safety first, your guide will give you an orientation to make sure you're comfortable with how your vehicle works and how to ride responsibly. Your guide will also be on hand throughout your desert adventure.

Please contact us after booking with your hotel name for pick-up. We'll reach out with an alternative meeting point if your hotel isn't covered.

Off-Road Desert Tour

You'll set off on your off-road guided tour on an All-Terrain Vehicle or RAZOR (which requires two people to book). Riding through the breathtaking mountainous terrain and along trails that have been used since Gold Rush days, you'll see local Nevada wildlife along the way and take in the landscapes that have inspired a thousand westerns. Don't worry if this is your first time, your professional guide will help you along the way. Drivers must be at least 16 years old and those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Eldorado Canyon, The Canyon of Gold

With a past of blood and gold, the Eldorado Canyon embodied the true Wild West. This area housed civil war deserters and murderers in its past, but the history goes back way beyond the days of the gold prospectors and your guide will give you some brief insights as you stop to enjoy the views.

Like the surrounding regions, this area is rooted in the Ancestral Pueblo peoples. After them, the Paiute and Mojave tribes lived in the region mostly undisturbed before the Spanish. The Spanish arrived in the 1700s looking for gold but moved on after only finding silver. Almost 75 years later, prospects arrived with new methods and discovered gold! By 1861, miners discovered the Salvage Vein which led to the creation of the famous Techatticup Gold Mine.

Lunch at the Ranch

After riding through the desert, you'll return to the ranch in time for a hearty lunch in a classic Wild West setting. You're going to be hungry after this morning's adventure, so take the chance to refuel, relaxm and get to know your crew a little better without the sound of an ATV in your ear!

Techatticup Gold Mine Tour

After lunch you'll take a fascinating tour of the historic and world-famous Techatticup Gold Mine that dates back to 1861. This atmospheric mine is loved by adventurers and photographers world-wide, and while you're taking it all in your expert guide will tell you amazing historical stories of what the miners had to endure. You'll witness the tools and conditions they worked under during its operation, and you'll also get to see some unique, out-of-this-world antiques from this period.

Discover why this mine has been the location of many movies, music videos, and reality TV shows. It's not a set though, only authentic Nevada history. You'll truly be amazed at what you see.

After exploring the mine, you'll begin the scenic drive back to Las Vegas, arriving with plenty of time to freshen up and head out on the town!

What you get with this tour
Morning pick-up at most Vegas hotels
Round-trip transportation to the ranch
Modern ATV (single seater) or RZR (two seater) rental
Off-road tour through Eldorado Canyon
Western-style lunch at the ranch
Techatticup Gold Mine tour
A friendly, experienced local guide
Maximum group size of 15
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we had such a cool day on this tour. Service was great, vehicles were top-notch, and really enjoyed the people on the tour. Would recommend this to true explorers!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Your friendly driver will pick you up from most Las Vegas Strip hotels. Please contact us after booking with your hotel name for pick-up. We'll reach out with an alternative meeting point if your hotel isn't covered.

What to bring?

Bring proof of your driving license and wear comfortable and seasonally appropriate clothing. High heels, flip flops, sandals, or open toed shoes are not permitted. We also recommend long pants due to the desert environment.

Where to meet?

Your friendly driver will pick you up from most Las Vegas Strip hotels. Please contact us after booking with your hotel name for pick-up. We'll reach out with an alternative meeting point if your hotel isn't covered.

What to bring?

Bring proof of your driving license and wear comfortable and seasonally appropriate clothing. High heels, flip flops, sandals, or open toed shoes are not permitted. We also recommend long pants due to the desert environment.

Is there an age limit to drive?

You must be 16+ plus to drive. If you are under 18 you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Do I need off-road experience?

Not at all. The tour will travel as a safe pace and you'll be given a full safety briefing before setting off.

Is lunch included?

Yes. After your off-road adventure, a varied western-style lunch will be served at the ranch.

Is there a weight restriction to ride the vehicles?

Participants must be between 60 to 375 lbs for safety reasons.

Can I bring my kids?

Sure! Kids aged 7 and over can ride as a passenger in an RZR with a parent or guardian.

Can my dietary restrictions be accommodated?

Please contact us after booking to let us know your requirements. We’ll work with our partners to accommodate your needs.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Las Vegas. They're a specialist local tour company who we know uphold our high standards.

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