Gold Mine Tour in Nevada

  • Wild West Adventure: Tour a storied gold mine and living ghost town, once knowns for its lawlessness
  • Nostalgic: Explore a private collection of historic cars, rustic buildings and Hollywood film backdrops
  • Antique Gift Shop: See historical exhibits and antiques; shop for souvenirs inside a restored barn
  • Photographer's Dream: Be awed by new views, angles and unlimited subjects at every step
  • Techatticup Mine: Tour the oldest, richest and most famous gold mine in Southern Nevada
  • Colorado River: See expansive river views at Nelson's Landing, where steamboats arrived for 40 years
  • Guided: Learn about the area's colorful history, unique geological features and desert landscape
  • Convenient: Ride in a comfortable, custom Tour Trekker with complimentary hotel pick-up/drop-off

Tour Details

Gear up to be immersed in a true Wild West experience at one of Nevada’s richest and most notorious gold mines. It’s lawlessness once reached a point that Federal troops were stationed nearby to establish and maintain order!

In the tiny ghost town of Nelson, tales abound of feuds, claim jumping, disastrous floods, vigilante justice, and fortunes both won and lost. Your certified adventure guide will give you the colorful history of this remote, once-thriving community and point out unique features of the desert landscape.

You'll tour the Techatticup gold mine – considered by many to be the oldest, richest and most famous gold mine in Nevada – with a local expert. Afterwards, roam the deserted streets of Nelson to explore a private collection of antique cars and memorabilia set amidst a stunning canyon backdrop. Photographers are drawn to the town’s incredible photo opportunities, many coming come straight out of actual film sets!

Along the way, check out an abundance of desert plants like the Teddy Bear Cholla. They look soft enough to hug, but this field of teddy bears will hug you right back, in a prickly way you won’t soon forget!

A short drive from the mine cuts across rugged canyonlands, providing dramatic views of rock walls and stone formations. The next stop is Nelson’s Landing, overlooking a picturesque stretch of the Colorado River. In the early days, coming up the river on a steamboat to this spot was the main way to reach the mine. It became a hotspot for bootleggers during prohibition and is another fantastic photo op.

Off-beat, fascinating and decidedly Instagrammable, the Eldorado Ghost Town Adventure tour is an adventure worth taking!

Know Before You Go

  • No children under 3 are permitted on this tour.
  • Tour includes some walking on desert terrain. Closed-toe, comfortable shoes recommended.
  • No wheelchair or walker access. Guests can opt to take tour but skip the mine portion.
  • Guest with limited mobility should consider:
    • There is a 3-yard walk to the mine entrance
    • The mine tour is less than 1/4 mile
  • Mine has narrow walls and passages. Claustrophobia may be a consideration for some.



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Please Note: All tours are subject to our Terms of Sale which can be found here. Subject to our Terms of Sale, our tours operate rain or shine, provided the roads are open. In the event of severe weather, Pink Adventure Tours reserves the right to alter, modify, or cancel any tour due to unsafe conditions. Any tour cancelled by Pink Adventure Tours due to unsafe conditions will receive a 100% refund.