Eldorado Canyon of Gold Tour

Eldorado Canyon of Gold Tour Highlights

We begin our half day tour by visiting the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity, a view of the Colorado River, and the impressive new bypass Memorial Bridge and marvel at the incredible feat of engineering.

Next we are off to the Eldorado Mine were in 1861, miners discovered the Salvage Vein, which led to the formation of the Techatticup Mine, a part of one of the earliest and richest mining districts. The name Techatticup is derived from two Paiute words meaning “hungry” and “bread,” as many Paiutes in the surrounding barren hills are reported to have frequented the mining camps begging for food. In the 1920s, nearby Nelson’s Landing, a port on the Colorado River which lies at the mouth of Eldorado Canyon, became one of the most important ports on the river.

Today, the guided above and underground tours take you into one of the oldest and most famous gold mines in the erea. After resurfacing, you can enjoy the Museum/Gift Shop near the mine, which holds an eclectic collection of historical items from the area.

Only $129

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Travel Info

Eldorado Canyon of Gold Tour

Departure Time: Approximately 7:00 AM

Return Time: Approximately 12:00 PM


What's Included

  • Plenty of photo opportunities!
  • Mine-entry fee
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited bottled water

What You Should Bring

  • Hat or Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Camera

What You Should Wear

Dress for the weather – dressing in layers is always best