Tour Nevada's El Dorado Canyon Mine


The El Dorado Canyon Mine is based in El Dorado Canyon at the historical Techatticup Mine.  It is famed for the oldest, richest gold mine in Southern Nevada. Upon the entrance to the canyon is the town of Nelson, which lies in the upper reach of the canyon and the canyon itself drains into the Colorado River at the former site of Nelson's Landing. Mine tours are offered and the tour lasts about 90 minutes. 

During the tour, you will learn about the history of the mine, how gold and silver was extracted and finally walking inside a once active mine. Upon completion, you will have plenty of opportunity to roam around all of the cool old buildings which include several mining claims, a stamp mill, a bunkhouse, and a few tin miner cabins. Don't forget to stop in the quaint General Store for a cold drink or yummy snack!  

In addition to being a great backdrop for photo shoots, El Dorado Canyon Mine has become a popular Hollywood set.  The canyon has been a filming location for several movies and television shows including the 2001 crime film “3,000 Miles to Graceland” and—more recently—the National Geographic Channel’s “Brain Games.” Located just 45 minutes from the Strip in Las Vegas, it is an easy drive along Highway 95 with beautiful scenic views of the Neveda desert. 

Coverage by Cynde Dickey

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