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Eldorado Canyon Mine

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The Eldorado Canyon Mine is one of Nevada’s richest historical locations, thanks to the abundance of gold deposits that were found in the region.

Today, this popular gold mine is a popular tourist attraction in Nevada, and one of the many ways to learn about the history of the region.

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The iconic mine is located under an hour’s drive from the Las Vegas Strip. There are lots of activities to indulge in, which range from tours of the historic mine to canoeing, kayaking, and even photography shoots with a rustic touch.

Start with a mine tour to discover what made the Techatticup Mine the region’s oldest and richest mines in South Nevada. This mine, which was operational between 1861 and 1942, is a fascinating place to explore. It is interesting to note that at the peak of its operation, steamboats traveling on the Colorado River were the main form of transport.

Inside the mines, visitors get a chance to see up close the veins in which the silver and gold were transported. The experience is a walking tour that stretches for about a quarter of a mile on gravel, and typically lasts an hour and 10 minutes.

Visitors are advised that the inner parts of the mine get pretty cool during winter, so it is important to dress accordingly. These mine tours are set for 9am, 12pm and 2pm provided there are four or more adults. Entry fees are $15 and $10 for adults and kids, respectively.

If the mine tour is not your cup of tea, then worry not because the is the option of taking on the mighty Colorado River in a canoe or kayak. The River, which is located five miles away, is perfect for kayaking. Rentals are available at the mine, but visitors are responsible for transporting the canoes and kayaks to and from the mine. Trailers and supply foam roof racks are available.

Take your vacation experience a notch higher with the choice of photo and wedding shoots on location at Eldorado Canyon Mine. There are lots of old buildings, cars, and antiques for that perfect rustic touch.

However you choose to explore this mine, there is so much for the family to enjoy.

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Mine tours are at 9am, 12pm and 2pm (only when there is 4 or more adults)
Reservations are required, so please call first

Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve at noon and Christmas day

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What are the Eldorado Canyon Mine entry prices?
Adults (13yrs & Over): $15
Kids (5 - 12yrs): $10
Kids Under 5yrs: Free

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