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Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours from Las Vegas



Go back in history on an experience to the area’s richest and oldest gold mine on this half day guided tour of Eldorado Canyon and the Techatticup Mine.

The Eldorado Canyon Mine day tour departs the Las Vegas strip between 6:30am and 7:30am and returns between 11:00am and 12:00pm.

The Eldorado Canyon Mine Day Tour is one of the premier day tours from Las Vegas bringing adventure and rich history. Guests will receive a morning snack and unlimited bottled water.

Packages start at $99

Eldorado Canyon Mine Tour from Las Vegas - Interior
Eldorado Canyon Mine Tour from Las Vegas



Departure Location:
Most hotels in Las Vegas, NV

Departure Time:
Between 6:30am and 7:30am

Return Time:
Between 11:00am and 12:00pm

DETOURS custom touring vehicles are specifically designed for small groups with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs.

Cancellation Policy:
Tours canceled within 48 hours of departure will be charged in full.

A minimum number of guests must be met for this tour. You may be booked on stand by until the tour is confirmed.

This tour can also be operated as a private tour. Contact a tour specialist for details.



Departs: between 6:30am and 7:30am

Returns: between 11:00am and 12:00pm

After you are picked up at your Las Vegas hotel, the small group tour will to travel to the Hoover Dam for a quick view of the Colorado River and photo opportunity of this incredible feat of engineering. Next you are off to Eldorado Canyon to explore the Techatticup Mine while enjoying a morning snack. You will be briefed by one of their expert guides on the history of the mine and Eldorado Canyon in their General Store. The mine entrance is just a short walk away where you are transported back in time when mining was a way of life for Southern Nevada. The tour inside the mine is approximately an hour. Afterwards, you will have time to shop and take pictures of the surrounding area, which has also been used for a number of famous movies! Before heading back to Las Vegas, we will take you to the Nelson Overlook for a gorgeous view of the Colorado River flowing through Eldorado Canyon. Finally it’s back to Las Vegas to your hotel to enjoy the remainder of your day.


  • Techatticup Mine entrance fees
  • Snack
  • Unlimited bottled water


  • Gratuity


Temperatures inside the Eldorado Canyon Mine can vary. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.


  • Mum and I went on this tour in September while we were in Vegas, we both had an amazing time. Our guide was very kind and polite not to mention extremely helpful! The trip out to the Canyon and Mine was filled with relevant information on both current events and the history of the areas we were traveling through. The stop at Hoover Dam allowed for some excellent photos before we moved on towards the Canyon. The Canyon and mine were spectacular and our guide at the mine was very knowledgable and funny. We had a great half day tour and would definitely look at using Detours again if we go back.

    ldodsy Wagga Wagga, Australia
  • My three children and I did this half day tour from Las Vegas and our Detours tour guide was awesome. He was very informative and provided interesting facts. His knowledge and passion for the area is evident. The vehicle was clean and comfortable. They also provided water and snacks (unexpected and very welcome gesture when one has children). One does learn rather a lot about the history of the Wild West and the landscape at the mine is expansive and untamed. I have already booked a private tour with Detours for a large family group trip to Las Vegas in the summer and I have no hesitation recommending them.

    Azarmeen J Redwood City, CA



What is the weather like?

These are all approximations, please check the weather prior to your tour. Summer temperatures range from 90-110 degrees fahrenheit. Spring and fall temperatures range from 60-90 degrees fahrenheit. Winter temperatures range from 40-50 degrees fahrenheit.

What should I wear?

We recommend closed-toed shoes year round. During the winter, we recommend pants and jackets.

What should I bring?

Weather appropriate clothing, camera, sunscreen, snacks, government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)

What time is my hotel pick up?

Pickups range between 6am-7am. We will contact you between 4pm-6pm the evening before to let you know your exact pick up time.

How long is the tour?

It’s approximately 4.5 hours long. We make a photo stop at the Hoover Dam before arriving on site at 9:00am. You are expected to return around 11am-12pm.

Will we get to go inside of the mine?

Yes, there is a guided tour that takes about 45 minutes to an hour about the history of the ghost town and the mine itself. After the tour is finished inside of the mine, you will have a bit of free time to wander around and take photos.


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