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.
Eldorado Canyon Mine, Day Tours & Gold Panning Prices, Nelson NV
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.