Eldorado Canyon & Techatticup Mine Tour in Las Vegas, NV

Detours American West3665 S Las Vegas BlvdLas Vegas, NV 89109
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Start the day with a quick stop at Hoover Dam and then go off the beaten path to the magnificently restored Techatticup Mine! View several old buildings and go through the original mine entry. Once inside, you will explore tunnels and see traditional mining tools. On the way home, stop at Nelson Overlook for amazing views of the Colorado River flowing through Eldorado Canyon. Make the trip! You won’t regret it.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Las Vegas Travel Experts
  • Minimum age is 2 years old.
  • The tour lasts approximately 4.5 hours.
  • The tour makes a photo stop at the Hoover Dam before arriving on-site at 9:00 am.
  • Hotel pick-up is provided from most hotels in the Las Vegas area. Plan on being ready at the pick-up location 5-10 minutes early.


from Eldorado Canyon & Techatticup Mine Tour
Join DETOURS for a half-day tour to the Techatticup Mine near Nelson, Nevada.
After you are picked up at your Las Vegas Hotel, you will head to the Hoover Dam for a quick view of the Colorado River and photo opportunity. Next, you are off to Eldorado Canyon to explore the Techatticup Mine. 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 and there 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. Afterward, 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 down 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.

Departure Location:
Most hotels in Las Vegas, NV

Departure Time:
Between 6:30 am and 7:00am

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.

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"Great guide"
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Reviewed October 17, 2019 NEW
Did the Copper museum, Jerome, Verde Canyon RR tour with them. Comfortable van, excellent guide and well planned. Jerome is a bit of a tourist trap but still interesting.
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"Full Day Sedona, Montezuma Castle., the Belle...and so much more!"
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Reviewed October 12, 2019 NEW
Wonderful experience had by all. "Mac" our tour guide and driver was fabulous, friendly, full of personality and extensive knowledge! We would definitely recommend!
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Larry F
"Grand Canyon"
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Reviewed October 08, 2019 NEW
The best way to go to see so much.The driver was excellent on the road and places where We stop. Was a nice day with them and sit back in a very comfortable seats. The time We got picked up until We got back it was 12 hours and I will go with them again. It was a very relaxing day and didn't have to drive.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
"Jerome~Copper Museum in Clarkesdale~Train Ride~Verde Valley ~~~ Excellent Tour ~ Fantastic Tour Guide"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 03, 2019 NEW
I did this tour yesterday. Our guide was Michael De La Cruz. He was so courteous, knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating....made you feel like a family. He had everyone introduce themselves and tell a little bit about themselves to break the ice. His background, education and knowledge of the area and the people was just unbelievable. We lucked out with him as our "guide". Jerome is a very quaint little town with a lot of history. You could really spend a couple of days there going though all the shops and restaurants. One of the highlights was the Copper Museum in Clarkesdale. The tour guide there was passionate about sharing all he knew about the town and the museum and the thousands of pieces of copper in collection at the museum. It was fascinating to learn how the copper were discovered, extracted, polished and used. Michael then took us to the actual mine and showed us the depth of the shaft, the "elevator" that transported men down into mile deep shaft and the machinery used in mining. I loved the train ride through the Red Rocks. Spent the entire time in the "open car" taking in the spectacular views from the depot to Perkins, a mall abandoned cattle town. We were fortunate to have excellent weather and that "Octoberfest" lunch was offered at the depot. It was delicious. I had the bison hotlinks with all the fixings. Mmmmm! Good. So thank you, Michael and Detours of Arizona for a PERFECT day. So glad I chose this tour. I highly recommend it!
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Renfrew, Canada
"Amazing "
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Reviewed October 02, 2019 NEW
Jen, Jenny or Jennifer was simply put amazing. She new everything from cactus to bugs. Our safety was always her number one concern.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eldorado Canyon & Techatticup Mine Tour

What are the hours of operation?
The tour departs daily between 6:30 am and 7:30 am and returns between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Will we get to go inside 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.

How long is the tour?
The tour lasts approximately 4.5 hours.

What can I bring?
Weather appropriate clothing, camera, sunscreen, snacks, government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc).

What should I wear? 
We recommend closed-toed shoes year-round. During the winter, we recommend layers, long pants, winter coats, gloves, and hats. During spring and fall, we recommend a light jacket and a hat.

Are any of your tour guides bilingual?
Yes! We have guides that speak Spanish, German and Japanese. Translators are also available in Italian, French, Chinese and Swedish.

Is smoking allowed on the trip?
All DETOURS vehicles are smoke-free.

Is transportation included? 
Hotel pick-up is provided from most hotels in the Las Vegas area.

What if I miss my pick-up?
We will work with you on the next day’s tour, if available; however additional fees may apply. Please call DETOURS of Nevada if you miss your pick-up.

When should I be ready for pick-up? 
Pick-ups for this tour start between 6 am and 7 am. We ask that you plan on being ready at the pick-up location 5-10 minutes early.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible? 
Unfortunately, our vehicles were not designed to accommodate wheelchairs. Guests should be able to walk up 3 steps into the vehicle on their own with the help of a companion.

How much should I tip the guide?
20% is customary and graciously accepted.

Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?
Yes, except for alcoholic beverages.

Are there charging ports for cell phones in the vehicle?
No, we recommend bringing a portable charger for your electronic devices.

Is there WiFi in the vehicle? 
No, and during parts of the drive, there may be limited cell phone service.

Are there bathrooms in the vehicle?
No, but the guide will make multiple rest stops along the way through and can stop at the nearest rest stop at the request of a guest.