Eldorado Canyon & Techatticup Mine Tour in Las Vegas, NV

3665 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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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2020
In mid-May of 2020, Jeff Slade, the owner of DETOURS put together a private tour of southwest AZ for me and my husband. This was not an east considering the fact that AZ was still in lockdown mode due to CORONA. Fortunately, on May 15, just 4 days prior to our scheduled arrival into Phoenix, AZ Governor Doug Ducey, lifted the shelter-in-place. order. That said, it would likely take a couple of weeks for merchants, restaurants, hotels, and state parks to re-open, In spite of the many challenge, Jeff put together an historical and beautiful tour, complemented by Jeff's vast knowledge of the history of the southwest, We highly recommend DETOURS for your next trip!
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"Best Tour Company EVER"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 02, 2020
I have run multiple trips for family friends in both Europe and the United States. In all this time, I am amazed at the service, expertise and helpfulness in putting our tour of the American Southwest Parks including the Grand Canyon. They delivered on every request for our group of well traveled New Yorkers. Kyle and Jeff even provide their personal cell numbers. What is even more amazing is the compassion the owner, Jeff Slade has shown when we sadly had to cancel our late September, 2020 trip. He was well aware of the pain that our New York City Metro area is experiencing due to Corvid 19 Virus. At the time of the cancellation, Jeff has given us a FULL REFUND with no questions asked, only concern for our safety. I give Detours American West my highest recommendation and once things get back to normal, we will be rebooking our trip.
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"Wonderful Tour of the Navajo Trail and the Dolly Steamboat Ride"
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Reviewed March 10, 2020
Our tour started out by picking up at our hotel. Montana was our driver and he was a hoot. We really enjoyed having him as our tour guide. As mention above, we were picked up at our hotel on time and we were grateful that we didn't have to drive during rush hour in Phoenix. Anyway, we went to two other hotels to pick-up guests and then we were on our way. Montana gave us a great overview of what we were seeing. I loved the fact that our tour bus was new and only held 12 passengers. The tour was small enough that we all got to know each other and interact. Our first stop was at a place where a lot of westerns had been shot. In fact, the chapel was called the Elvis Chapel because in the movie Charro, that was where he was married. In fact, weddings are still held there. After driving in the desert we stopped at a very rustic restaurant and had a great meal. After that we headed out to meet up with the Dolly Steamboat for our 1.5 hour boat ride. That too was great and very relaxing. After the boat ride we headed back to Phoenix but stopped at an old ghost town. I especially liked the fact that Montana gave us ample time to visit each location along the tour. If you want to enjoy a unique experience, be sure and take the Navajo Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour. You won't regret it. Also, as mentioned above, Montana was a great tour guide and I really enjoyed his commentary.
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Chicago, Illinois
"sedona red rocks"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 07, 2020
do it! what a great day. besides the beautiful red docks, you get to spend a couple hours on your own in sedona.What a town, many shops, restaurants,places to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.if your lucky you might get Daniel as your guide.he was so knowledgeable about everything.his passion for the area was infectious,talked and laughed the way to and on return.great time!!!
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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 28, 2020
My son and I took a day trip to the Grand Canyon. I had been there but my son had not. It was a great trip. Our tour guide was amazing, I don’t remember his name, he was the old guy in the canyon. He was so knowledgeable and interesting. The bus was very comfortable. I would definitely not hesitate to book with DETOURS!
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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.