Eldorado Canyon Mine Tour
Based from Eldorado Canyon at the Historical Techatticup Mine is the Eldorado Canyon Mine Tour. This is an interesting trip to take with your luxury car rental outside of Las Vegas. It is the oldest and most famous of all the gold mines in Southern Nevada, and it is only a 45 minute trip from Las Vegas in your luxury car rental. There are two types of tour here: the historical mine tours and the scenic blue water cove trips that take you down the Colorado River to the mouth of the Black Canyon below the Hoover Dam.
Stepping Back In Time
The 1880’s Mine Tour is a very interesting stop with your luxury car rental. This is the oldest and most famous gold mine in Southern Nevada. The tour takes you into the old Techatticup Mill site. Ore was brought out of the mine to the stamp mill, then crushed into powder and mixed in cyanide tanks to separate the gold and silver. After, the tour takes you to Savage Mine where you can see the veins of the mines up and down the slopes. This tour lasts about an hour and costs $12.50 a person. The mine tours take place from 9:15 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. every day.
There are also canoe and kayak tours available. The boats cost $25 to $30 for the first day and then $15 each day after. The boats come with life jackets, paddles, car top carriers or trailers depending on the number of boats rented. Rentals are available from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m everyday.
Take the I-95 south of Boulder City for 13 miles with your luxury car rental to SR 165.
Turn left on SR 165 (Nelson Road) for 11 miles to Nelson.
From there, the Techatticup Mine is just a few more miles down the road.
If you pass Lake Mohave, then you’ve gone too far!
One of Nevada’s most famous ghost towns is also near Eldorado with your luxury car rental. Rhyolite was once a great metropolis. In 1904 gold was discovered in the area and the town suddenly popped up. At it’s peak, there were nearly 10,000 people who lived here. There were 50 saloon, 18 grocery stores, 8 physicians, and many barbers. After a loss of financial backing in 1911, it became a ghost town. The town was built for the long-run, with the buildings still in good shape. There is even a house built entirely of bottles (over 51,000 bottles!). This is a very interesting stop in town, unlike anything else in the area.
Don’t forget to bring your camera when you visit the Eldorado Canyon Mine Tour. You will not want to miss this opportunity to bring home some pictures of your trip before you return to Las Vegas in your luxury car rental. Standing in the same spot where 100 years ago many other stood doing their job, you will have a unique experience. This is truly one of the experience of the “Wild West”. Men came here to mine, then steamboats would take the gold to cities around the world. During the civil war, the canyon was full of deserters from both the north and the south. Learn more about the area when you visit.