Techatticup Ghost Town, NV

Over the last decade the couple has also restored and preserved a number of buildings at the mine site. Across from the mine sits a historic 1861 building which serves as a museum to the area and to the Techatticup Mine.

One of the many buildings restored by Tony and
Bobbie Werly, that now serves as a museum,
April, 2005, Kathy Weiser.
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Here you will see a display of old photographs, tools and other mining memorabilia. Tony and Bobbie also provide river tours and rent kayaks and canoes for use on the nearby Colorado River. Reservations for river tours are required.
The Techatticup Mine has been the set of two movies. The first, Breakdown, with Kurt Russell and Kathleen Quinlan, was released in 1997 and several artifacts from the movie can be seen at the site. Several years later, the movie 3000 Miles to Graceland, was released in 2001, parts of which were filmed at the mine site. This movie, again with Kurt Russell, as well as an all star cast including Kevin Costner, Courtney Cox, Christian Slater , and David Arquette, shot several scenes here including the scene where the Lucky Strike gas station blows up . Props from the movie, including the crashed airplane can still be seen at the site.
Beyond Techatticup, the road continues to wind its way to the Colorado River where it opens up to panoramic views across Lake Mohave into Arizona. On the river below once stood Nelson’s landing, long gone today. Numerous old roads angle down toward the lake where much of the area is administered by the National Park Service.  Be aware that severe penalties can be levied for off-roading in National Park areas.
If you travel the outlying land, be cautious as there are many open mines and ventilation shafts. Though most of the mines in the district are no longer active, the majority are on private property and are so posted. Respect these no-trespassing signs as reports have it that local land owners are quick to prosecute trespassers.
To get to Eldorado Canyon follow I-95 south of Boulder City for 13 miles to SR 165. Turn left on SR 165 (Nelson Road) for about 11 miles to Nelson. Continuing from Nelson, the Techatticup Mine is just a few more miles down the winding road, and a few miles beyond that, is Lake Mohave.
Contact Information:
Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours
Highway 165 between Nelson, Nevada and the Colorado River
702-291-0026
Techatticup Ghost Town, NV

Techatticup Ghost Town, NV

Over the last decade this ghost town has been  restored and preserved a number of buildings at the mine site. Across from the mine sits a historic 1861 building which serves as a museum to the area and to the Techatticup Mine.
One of the many buildings restored by Tony and Bobbie Werly, that now serves as a museum,  Tony and Bobbie also provide river tours and rent kayaks and canoes for use on the nearby Colorado River. Reservations for river tours are required.
The Techatticup Mine has been the set of two movies. The first, Breakdown, with Kurt Russell and Kathleen Quinlan, was released in 1997 and several artifacts from the movie can be seen at the site. Several years later, the movie 3000 Miles to Graceland, was released in 2001, parts of which were filmed at the mine site. This movie, again with Kurt Russell, as well as an all star cast including Kevin Costner, Courtney Cox, Christian Slater , and David Arquette, shot several scenes here including the scene where the Lucky Strike gas station blows up . Props from the movie, including the crashed airplane can still be seen at the site.
Beyond Techatticup, the road continues to wind its way to the Colorado River where it opens up to panoramic views across Lake Mohave into Arizona. On the river below once stood Nelson’s landing, long gone today. Numerous old roads angle down toward the lake where much of the area is administered by the National Park Service.  Be aware that severe penalties can be levied for off-roading in National Park areas.
Techatticup Ghost Town, NV

Techatticup Ghost Town, NV

If you travel the outlying land, be cautious as there are many open mines and ventilation shafts. Though most of the mines in the district are no longer active, the majority are on private property and are so posted. Respect these no-trespassing signs as reports have it that local land owners are quick to prosecute trespassers.
To get to Eldorado Canyon follow I-95 south of Boulder City for 13 miles to SR 165. Turn left on SR 165 (Nelson Road) for about 11 miles to Nelson. Continuing from Nelson, the Techatticup Mine is just a few more miles down the winding road, and a few miles beyond that, is Lake Mohave.
Techatticup Ghost Town, NV

Techatticup Ghost Town, NV

Contact Information:
Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours
Highway 165 between Nelson, Nevada and the Colorado River
702-291-0026
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