Bindlestiff Tours

Ghost Town Day Tour (From Las Vegas)

  • Ghost Town Cowboy shootout at Oatman Hotel with people watching the show

Ghost Town Wild West Explorer Tour. Visit the Hoover Dam, Chloride Ghost Town, Oatman Ghost Town and El Dorado Canyon

Tour Description:

Visit the Hoover Dam, Historic Route 66, Chloride Ghost Town, Oatman Ghost Town and El Dorado Canyon on this Wild West Adventure from Las Vegas.

Important Information:

Departs Saturdays year round
All participants must be 7+ years of age.
This tour requires a 4 person minimum to run. Should you book on a tour with less than 4 guests our office will contact you at least 24 hours prior to offer an alternate time or date and time.

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Highlights

  • Single day tour from Las Vegas exploring old mining towns or ‘Ghost Towns’
  • Photo stop at the Hoover Dam
  • Explore Oatman, Chloride and El Dorado ghost towns
  • Drive on Historic Route 66
  • Interesting, live commentary from your expert tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from Las Vegas hotels within 3 miles of the Strip

Tour Video

 

Itinerary

Wild West Ghost Town tour from Las Vegas
Our tour departs Sin City for a short drive to the Hoover Dam. This 726’ dam holds back the mighty Colorado River. Behind the Hoover Dam, you find Lake Mead. A beautiful man-made reservoir that is contained within the Black Canyon Walls. Take all the Dam photos you want!
Next, we head to the little mining town of Chloride Arizona. This little community has survived the harsh desert environment since the 1860s. Silver and other minerals were mined here for decades. After the mining boom was over, Chloride nearly became a ghost town itself. Today Chloride is home to about 250 residents who are still very proud of their mining history. Browse the antique shops and chat with the locals before you enjoy your lunch. Admire many artistic sculptures of this joyful artist’s community.
Our next stop takes us for a drive along the iconic Route 66 highway to the small ghost town of Oatman Arizona. The present-day population of this ghost town is 150 people and 1 poltergeist. He goes by the name of “Oatie the Ghost” and is believed to be the poor spirit of William Ray Flour, an Irish miner who died behind the Oatman hotel.
Enjoy views of the Black Mountains that surround this one-time mining tent camp, photograph the tumbleweeds and the wild burros (donkeys) that freely roam through this town. Have your picture taken alongside modern-day cowboys and bandits while posing in front of an authentic Route 66 sign and take part in your very own western shoot out!
Time for a drink in the local saloon before we make our way through the Mojave Desert along the Veterans Memorial Highway to our final Ghost Town- El Dorado Canyon. This 18th mining town is the back drop for many movies and photo shoots. This road back to Sin City cuts straight through beautifully empty desert landscape. It is the perfect way to remember the openness of this part of America before returning to the big city lights and the glitz & glamor of Las Vegas.

 

Included

  • Delicious packed lunch, beef, turkey or vegetarian.
  • Transportation in modern and spacious SUV or Mini Bus.
  • Expert tour guide.
  • Lots of photo stops.
  • Free hotel pick up and drop off from all major strip hotels.

Not Included

  • Tour Guide Gratuities

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Brand Name
Bindlestiff Tours
Product Name
Ghost Town Day Tour (From Las Vegas)
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USD 229
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Testimonials

  • There were total 12 of us in this tour. It was an interesting international combination and we fitted in the van perfectly as we are all in average size. Our tour guide Michael is knowledgeable, friendly and always tried to accommodate our request.

    Do not miss out the Antelope Canyon (optional item), It’s one the best spots in this tour.

    The tour was the best as we had good tour guide and a group of good people! all the places are worth-seeing and itinerary is well arranged. Thanks mike and Bindlestiff Tours!

    5star

    A 3-day national park tour that you CANNOT miss!
  • Bindlestiff Tours was the highlight of our trip to the USA. We took a national parks tour to Zion, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Bryce and the Grand Canyon. High quality tour with fabulous hotels- And I found all the hot tubs!
    We never went away hungry from the food choices Khriss made which included the surprise “Home made pie”, the chocolate cookies he provided for us during the long drives were very much appreciated.

    Indeed, our group, to a person, said unsolicited that Khriss was the BEST driver/guide they had ever had and valued his shared knowledge, his expertise, his professional, punctual service, his books, and his patience. They especially remembered his contagious smile, Southern wit, love of John Wayne and the West, and his amazing ability to have all our luggage [those big bags our girls always take] in place at the agreed departure time! Yes, we had a great time and are so appreciative of Khriss, who went above and beyond to see to the needs of everyone in our group. I speak for the group in thanking you all for a wonderful and unique SW experience! THANK YOU!

    5star

    Our small group had a very best trip to the SW US!
  • I recently came back from USA and I felt I had to share my experience with everyone.
    After a lot of research in internet about which Company to use to travel from Vegas and see the Grand Canyon and the highlights around there, I am so happy I finally chose Bindlestiff tours.
    My highlight of the trip was of course the helicopter flight over Grand Canyon, which was breathtaking. I would advise anyone to book the 55 mins flight in advance to avoid disappointment, for a bit more money than the 20 mins flight, you will be able to explore the Canyon best.
    Our guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable , funny but professional and made the whole group bond. We started as 12 strangers and ended the tour as friends .The fact of being a small group made the interaction with each other very easy .
    I felt this trip met my expectations if not exceeded them. This is a great choice if you don’t have a lot of time to drive freely and you want to see the National Parks highlights around Vegas.
    If you are looking and looking and you are not sure which Company you should go for, don’t think anymore. Choose Bindlestiff tours and it won’t disappoint !

    5star

    I cannot recommend this trip and Company enough
  • I spent 3 of my best days in the US on that tour. Perfectly organized and guided by JD Boyle, it gives the opportunity to visit legendary places and really feel the desert. To see the moon rise and the night fall over Monument Valley and the first sun rays above the same rocks the next morning was a dream come true. Thanks JD, thank you Bindlestiff! I hope to travel again with you some day:)

    5star

    National Parks Mini Explorer
  • Last summer I booked a 3 day trip covering Zion, Bryce, Monument Valley, Horseshoe bend, Grand Canyon, departing and end at Vegas. After one year, I still think this is the best trip I ever booked from a tour company. I was extremely lucky to have Vern as our guide & lead (also driver), a guy with great personality, also so experienced and professional in organizing everything. We were able to be quite flexible in deciding how long we wanted to stay in each place, which hiking trek to take, etc. I enjoyed every hiking route Vern recommended! I was travelling solo and was a bit concerned if I would be totally comfortable in joining a group tour, but it proved my concern was nonsense. The others in the group were very easy going and we got along well.

    Every park has its own uniqueness and amazing views. I loved every place really. The highlight for me is Monument Valley, apart from the sunrise (we had a great camping spot for watching sunrise!) and the safari tour, the whole place just felt so spiritual (my very personal feeling).

    I never felt rushed or bored during the 3 days. Most of the time I even forgot I was travelling with a tour company, I felt I was just travelling with a group of friends. Arizona and Utah not only have unique nature landscapes but also interesting social and culture characters.

    I would love to highly recommend Bindlestiff to everyone. If I have the chance, I will do another trip with Bindlestiff.

    5star

    Best tour ever, an unforgettable journey