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.