Eldorado Canyon Ghost Town
About El Dorado (Nelson’s Ghost Town)
In the year 1775, Spanish explorers discovered vast quantities of gold in the area of El Dorado Canyon. Over the next 100 years, this area attracted many pioneers who were looking to strike it rich. Due to its remote location, it became notorious as a place of lawlessness--where highwaymen, banditos, and cowboys alike sought their fortune in this relic of the Wild West.
The Techatticup Mine is one of the biggest and most successful mines in the area. Over its lifespan of 40 years, it produced tens of millions of dollars' worth of gold, silver, and lead. The El Dorado Tour is a great way to see how people lived, worked, and died in these rugged mining camps. You'll encounter many great photo opportunities and see for yourself why this area was known as the most lawless place in all of the West.
Eldorado Canyon Mine Tour with Limousine $125 per person
Book your unbelievable, exciting, and enjoyable Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours adventure today with Scenic Las Vegas Tours! Sit back, relax, and let us transport you to the historical Techatticup Mine located in Eldorado Canyon. Relax and enjoy your roughly one-hour drive in a limousine coach with huge windows for a great view on your way to the historic Eldorado Canyon.
Your driver/guide will pick you up from your Las Vegas hotel at 7:45 AM, and you will have the chance to soak in the city views on the way to the of the ghost town. When you arrive at Eldorado, you will have time to use the restroom before departing on your guided hard rock tour of one of the mines. The mine tour is approximately one hour and 10 minutes and is very educational and fun. At the conclusion of the tour, you will have time to walk around the Ghost Town to take photos and look around.
We will provide water for you, but you are also more than welcome to bring additional beverages (including alcohol) and snacks. You will definitely want to bring a camera and/or a phone to take your own pictures of this significant location.
There are modern restrooms in the main building at the Ghost Town, along with water and snacks for purchase.
After your exciting adventure, your driver/guide will return you to your Las Vegas hotels.
Please remember to take only memories and photos from this historic site and leave nothing behind!
Eldorado Canyon Private Tour Details
- 2 hours in Eldorado Canyon
- Bottled water provided in the limousine; you are more than welcome to BYOB and/or snacks (no eating in the limo, please)
- Guided 70-minute walking tour of a hard rock mine (there may be other visitors on the mine tour; it is not exclusive to your group)
- Limousine pickup from your Las Vegas hotel at 7:45 AM
- Allow about 4 hours from pickup from your hotel to drop off at your hotel
- Entrance fees and mine tour included in the price
- Courtesy limousine transportation to and from Eldorado Canyon for a MAX of 10 persons
Items not included
- Beverages other than bottled water
Frequently Asked Questions
The walking tour of the Techatticup Mine is about ¼ mile long. You'll follow a guide down a gravel path that remains on one level. You won't have to climb or navigate obstacles during the approximate 1-hour tour. As an added bonus, the mine offers cool temperatures and relief from the hot summer sun.
While we cannot say for sure if Nelson's Ghost Town is haunted, keep in mind that the town experienced a huge murder rate during its heyday in the 1800s. This area was the epitome of the lawlessness of the Wild West, and we wouldn't be surprised if some of that energy still remains to this day.
Nelson's Ghost town and the Techatticup mine offer visitors ample photo opportunities. Countless commercials and movies have been shot over the years at Nelson's Ghost town.
The mine is located underground and can be a tad bit chilly, especially in the fall and winter months. It's advisable to wear sturdy shoes with excellent sole support and not sandals or flip flops. If you come during the winter months, be sure to bring a jacket as it may get a bit chilly!
The airplane was a staged prop that was used in the movie 3000 Miles to Graceland, starring Nicolas Cage. It's contrasted against a white sandstone mound that offers a unique photo opportunity.