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This is truly a unique and adventurous trip that will forever live in your memories by exploring a goldmine, a ghost town, the Hoover Dam and the beautiful sunset at Red Rock Canyon with a small group of likeminded travelers (VIP)! Hosted in one of the most lawless Wild West towns in the 1800’s, this trip is for the adventurous Summer lovers seeking new thrills and excitement. Eldorado Canyon is home to Nelson, a historic mining town in the late 1800’s that was truly part of the Wild West. You’ll get to experience the Techatticup Mine, Nevada’s oldest and richest, on an hour long tour where you will see the remains of old world tools and other artifacts. This mine, and several others in the area, is what brought the prospectors to this remote part of the desert. An unforgettable location that was used in 2 motion pictures with many movie props left behind featuring a crashed airplane. The town itself has been rebuilt and renovated to resemble the old mining town of the past. A great location for exploring and photos. If a murderous, lawless Ghost Town with a rich gold mine and the Hoover Dam views aren’t enough for you, we will continue to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area where we will watch the spectacular sunset near the Red Rocks! Red Rock Canyon hosts some of the most beautiful and dramatic rock formations in the west of the United States, 197 thousand acres of natural beauty with incredible views available for you to experience today! You can count on this tour being an unforgettable experience!
Nelson Ghost Town:
What you will do:
– Sightseeing – Explore the Ghost Town – Learn Historical Facts – Visit famous sights – Take pictures – Build relationships
During the late 1800’s, Nelson was extremely remote at the time with the nearest law enforcement in Hiko, NV about 200 miles away. This created lawlessness in true Wild West fashion with many prospectors being Civil War deserters with Renegade Indians hiding out in the canyons. After some time, the minors formed factions between Northern and Southern sympathizers which led to more feuding in the canyon, and killings, which at one point was everyday. There was a renegade Indian named “Queho” (pronounced Key-Ho) who was reportedly Nevada’s first serial killer near the area whose last killing was near the Techatticup Mine in 1919. Nelson was rebuilt after 50 years of inactivity with many buildings being restored to resemble the old mining town. Nelson was also used for two motion pictures, both starring Kurt Russell, Breakdown (1997) & 3000 miles to Graceland (2001). Since then, Nelson has been a destination for wedding photography, photo shoots, and a historical stop on the way to the Colorado River.
Eldorado Canyon Mine Tour:
What you will do:
– Sightseeing – One hour guided Mine Tour – Learn historical facts – Take pictures
The Techatticup Mine Tour is one-hour and 0.25 miles long on gravel that is only one level. This is the oldest mine, and richest, in Southern nevada from 1861 to 1945, where you will see the quartz veins the gold and silver were mined from. The name “Techatticup” derives from the Paiute Indian word for hungry, a term often heard by early settlers from the starving Indians inhabiting the Dry Hills.
What you will do:
– Sightseeing – Learn Historical Facts – Visit famous sights – Take pictures
We will make a photo stop at the second largest Dam in the united states! Built in 1931 the Hoover Dam was the largest and most powerful Dam in the world until 1940! Hoover Dam was so large it spawned a city know was Boulder City (Largest city in Nevada). You will have an opportunity to walk on the second tallest bridge in the USA and step right over the border of Nevada and Arizona! Make sure to bring your fully charged photo device as this location is know for its beautiful picturesque views of the Hoover Dam and other scenic views!
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area:
What you will do:
– Sightseeing – Hiking – Learn historical facts – Take pictures – Watch the Sunset
Located in the backyard of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon sits 17-miles to the west of the Las Vegas Strip. Designated as the 7th Conservation Area Nationally, it is majestic with the younger red sandstone formations sitting underneath the older limestone cliffs. This was created by the Key-Stone Thrust, when an oceanic plate began “sub-ducting” or moving beneath the North American Plate. Host to 2 million visitors a year, Red Rock is truly a sight to see when visiting Las Vegas. Simply a spectacular place to watch the sunset!
We will pick up in any hotel along the Las Vegas strip.
Please call us at least 24h prior to your trip’s date in order to re-confirm your booking and receive your tour guide’s information.
Drop off times will be approximately 9:00PM back at your pick-up location.
Tips (gratitude for guide) not included in the price.
Over 30 days prior to the departure date you will receive a 100% refund.
Within 15-30 days prior to the departure date you will receive 50% refund.
Less than 14 days prior to the departure date you will not receive a refund.