This Las Vegas ATV Tour in Eldorado Canyon is a great way to see the "Other Side of Las Vegas" as you drive ATV up and around trails originally travelled by mule driven Ore Carts.
Your tour starts with pickup at the Las Vegas Strip (click here for hotel pickup list), where you will be met by your Professional ATV Tour Guide.
When you arrive in Eldorado Canyon, you will be amazed at how quickly you went from the bright lights to the old west. Just 45 minutes from Las Vegas, you will be transported back in time to the days when mining was the way of life.
Your guide will give you a brief, but thorough, Safety and Operations Orientation, before you begin your ATV Tour. The ATVs are fully automatic and easy to operate, and this tour is great for anyone from novice to intermediate ATV riders.
You will be driving the ATV on trails originally meant for mule driven ore carts. This is a lot of mountain terrain, surrounded by forests of cholla and barrel cacus, as you make your way to the top of the trail. Once at the top, you will see views of the Colorado River in the distance....where the Steamboats used to deliver supplies and pick up goods produced by the inhabitants of this area.
The tour will stop for water breaks, and photo opportunities, along the way. The meal stop at our covered Pavillon is a great spot for pictures, it is the actual spot where the miners lived back in the early 1800's. We have created two recreations of the rock cabins many of them lived in. Keep an eye out for Desert Bighorn Sheep, this is a favorite spot for them!
This Las Vegas ATV Tour includes a walking tour of the Techatticup Gold Mine, once the largest producing Gold Mine in Southern Nevada. You will venture deep inside this mine (some SWEAR it's haunted!) and marvel at the conditions the miners endured.
You will also see footings from the original buildings of teh 1800's, and see plenty of memorabilia from those almost lawless days.
This is Old West History come to life.
Fall/Winter-Sept 15-May 14:
AM Tour: 9:00 am
Spring/Summer-May 15-Sept 14:
AM Tour: 7:00 am
Times listed above are approximate departures from Las Vegas Strip. Pickup time varies according to hotel.
Allow 5-6 Hours Hotel Pickup to Hotel Return