Eldorado Canyon - A short drive will take you a long way; in fact, over a hundred years into the past. Techatticup, once known as the largest producing gold mines in nevada, is where you will find yourself when you arrive in Eldorado just off old Highway 165 in the small town of Nelson. Established in 1861 in the gun slinging days of the wild wild west, Eldorado looks as if it was frozen in time when abandoned in the 1940’s.
Since then, its’ convenience in proximity to those visiting nearby attractions like the Hoover Dam and Las Vegas has attracted a flock of photographers, cinematographers, and artist from around the globe to reap of its’ stunning visuals.
Eldorado is conveniently located just 25 miles away from the historic town of Boulder and Boulder is just a mere 7 miles from the impressive hoover Dam. Passer bys and tourist are all within litteral reach of stumbling upon a gold mine!
On the contrary to most historic tours, Eldorado offers adventure, excitement, and exploration as you and your group head out on the excursion of a lifetime. This is a history lesson you and your family won’t forget. In most cases, the tour of the gold mines are coupled with 1 of 3 exhilarating tours: ATV , Kayaking, or Helicopter Tour - And that’s not to say you can’t do all three if you so please.
And unlike most ATV or Off Road Tours, this is not just a 'arrive, get on vehicles, ride and get dusty and go home tour'. At Eldorado Canyon you will see and experience so much history, it will stay in your memory bank forever!
Descend down hundred of feet below the mountains and hills of Eldorado to find a life that once was. Smell of sweat and oxen driven carts still clings to the cool dry air of the caves. Learn on the guided tour the pursuit of Gold and the price most men paid for their hoped finds of treasure
Although the area had been mined since at least 1857, in 1861 word got out that John Moss had discovered silver, gold and copper lodes in what as soon to be called "Eldorado Canyon" and at THAT time, Eldorado Canyon was in Mexico Territory!
From 1865-1867, Eldorado Canyon had its own post office, in what was then considered Mohave County, Arizona Territory.
The Eldorado Canyon Area Mines continued to produce until World War II.
In many types of mines 'back in the day', they would place a canary in a cage in the mine shafts. They did this as an 'early warning system' to protect the miners from toxic gases. If the canary died, the miners generally still had plenty of time to get out safely. Those poor canaries!