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“Just riding around in circles”
Review of Awesome Adventures

Awesome Adventures
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US$ 168.99*
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El Dorado Canyon and Gold Mine Trip
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Awesome Adventures offers the best Las Vegas Tours at the best prices: ATVs, Horses, Kayaks, Grand Canyon Tours, Gold Mine Tours, Custom Events, Ziplines, Rappelling, Ropes Course, and more.We offer Eldorado Canyon ATV,and Kayak Tours that include a walking tour of the Techatticup Gold Mine, once the largest producing Gold Mine in Nevada.Visit our website to see all the great Las Vegas and Utah Adventures we offer! Awesome Adventures also offers exciting tours in Central Utah including River Trips, Ziplines, Ropes Courses, ATV Rentals on the Paiute ATV Trail, and more.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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“Just riding around in circles”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

My husband and I paid the exorbitant price to rid step atvs in the Vegas desert. Boy, were we disappointed. What was touted a a " tour" ended up being a 45 minute van ride from our hotel, down the freeway, with local interests pointed out by the driver. "to your right is the world's largest furniture mart...also over your right shoulder is the Vegas NASCAR track and drag strip...". When we finally got to the sight, we had to sign all sorts of legal waivers stating that we would not hot dog or fish tail the atvs. Any misconduct with destruction of the vehicle would create an automatic fine. Finally, we were fitted with helmets, instructed upon the porta John locations and led off into the sands by our van driver. After a few laps, he separated us into beginners and advanced riders. The beginners were given another lead who led them down a straight trail and in a few circles. The advanced riders were given the opportunity to put their vehicles through some fast paced S curves and in bowls. We thought these maneuvers we performed to judge our ability to ride the vehicles on a tour thru the desert. WRONG!! This is all we did for four hours with the exception of going up and down a few hills. We never left the camp site. After our ride, we were treated to a mundane bagged lunch from subway. Thereafter, we were loaded back up in the van to take an alternate way back to Vegas. On our way back, we did stop to look at the Indian camps and hieroglyphics. The highlight was stopping to by non taxable items from a convenience store on the indian reservation. In my opinion, the "tour" or " ride" was not worth the hundreds of dollars we paid!!

Visited April 2012
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“The best day of my trip!!”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

I did the Eldorado Canyon ATV tour which included a tour of the Techatticup Gold Mine. The tour company guide Buck picked me up at my hotel and after a 40 minute ride we arried at the canyon. We were instructed on the ATV's and we then left for our adventure and what an adventure it was!!! It was an ultimate thrill to ride up, down and through the trails. On the flatter parts of the trails we would really kicked up the pace, what a thrill! We then we provided with a lunch from Subway and was given a tour of the mine. Buck was a great tour guide and was very knowledgeable of the Vegas and surrounding area. I am going back to Vegas in October with the kids and will book with them again!!

Visited April 2012
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Pilling
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“A Dream Holiday of a Lifetime in the U.S.A.”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Hollywood's location managers find the most beautiful views in America for the screen, so we followed their footsteps. The fly-drive holiday below took us to many of them through the states of Colorado-Nevada-Arizona-Utah-California.

We travelled a total of 4.300 miles and the journey took 14 days which included a number of days in Las Vegas. Many places we visited are only mentioned briefly they includeUniversal Studios, Disneyland, Queen Mary at Long Beach, Yosemite etc; Our Journey was made using car hire with overnight stops in selected Motels such as Super 6 and 8, Travelodge and other various Motels, their charges, quality and security were first class

Bryce Canyon.
Extraordinary yellow and red rock formations rise hundred of feet from the valley floor. After heading through the rugged magnificence of Zion National Park (The Eiger Sanction, Jewel of the Nile and Romancing the Stone). We encountered the Interstate seeing more cars in a minute than we did all day in Monument Valley. The bustle of Las Vegas was a culture shock after the wilderness. The home to umpteen films everywhere looks like a movie set. South Western Colorado and Southern Utah are staggeringly beautiful. This is nature at its grandest. Civilisation is remote and, in the clear air, the moon is bigger and we saw more stars then anywhere else except in the movies and Las Vegas of course.

Leaving Vegas on a bright Monday morning
we suddenly came upon a scene so desolate and untouched by time covering and area of 5.180 square miles

Death Valley
Daytime temperature have touched 134 in the shade walk out on to the flats and the temperatures rockets to a mind blowing 200, only Libya has been hotter, Death Valley consistently has the highest temperatures on the planet. yet amazingly teams with life. Home of Antonionis Zabriskie Point, Marlon Brando in One-Eyed Jacks, and who can forget Star Wars. Driving from Death Valley Junction en route to Scotty's Castle via Beatty you cannot but be suddenly reminded of the other great fascination of the mystical Area 51.
Leaving Death Valley via Panamint Springs suddenly brought us to the home of the early film stars, Lone Pine, home of legends Hopalong Casidy (William Boyd) and Topper, Gabby Hayes and Gunsmoke and it was here that Roy Rogers found Trigger and Tom Mix found Tony, not forgetting John Wayne and the legendary Buck Jones. After leaving this desolate, barren but awe-inspiring wilderness our journey in parts touched the great metropolis of suburbia before we encountered an area of such natural and outstanding beauty.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon
These adjoining parks protect immense mountains, deep canyons, huge trees, and stunningly diverse habitats. The Generals Highway climbs over 5000 feet from chaparral and oak-studded foothills to the awe-inspiring sequoia groves. Taking the quarter mile footpath to the top of the world at Moro Rock was both spectacular and awesome with magnificent views of the Continental Divide and views we will long cherish Great names associated with this area Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Dale Evans, John Wayne, Tex Ritter, Buck Jones, Tom Mix these and many more live on in the legendary films such as Lights of Old Santa Fe, The Frontiersman, Twilight on the Trail, Rollin' Plains, and hundreds more that will live on forever.

Yosemite
Nothing can prepare you for the wonderment of this spectacular tract of mountain-and-valley scenery in theSierra Nevada, Home of Yosemite Valley,
and its high cliffs and waterfalls, Falling a distance of 2,425 feet Yosemite Falls is the world's 5th tallest

Please do yourself a favour

To get to know the real Yosemite, however, you must leave your car and take a few steps on a trail. You don't have to walk far to discover the grandeur that can be found here and the values this special place offers.

Millions of people have come to Yosemite and left refreshed and relaxed and perhaps a bit more knowledgeable about what they want out of life. See what you can find.

Glacier Point is one of those rare places where the scenery is so vast that it overwhelms the viewer. Below, a sheer rock cliff about 3,200 feet straight down affords you a bird's eye view of the entire Yosemite Valley.

No matter how you travel or when you go, Glacier Point offers what may be Yosemite's finest view. One time home of Maverick, and The Caine Mutiny and more recently Captain James T Kirk and Mr Spock were here filming Star Trek V-The Final Frontier.

The gateway where the Bay meets the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco - Los Angeles

The Golden Gate Bridge has established the boundary to riches for people throughout history, and also brought fear to many. Out in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, the island of Alcatraz is a world unto itself, soldier, guard, prisoner, chains, on pier 39 you think you can smell , hear, or even see what once was. . The prison heldAl "Scarface" Capone and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud. The island was featured in movies includingEscape from Alcatraz with Clint Eastwood and The Rock with Sean Connery. For prisoners, the worst torture was how close, but unattainable, was life in San Francisco. At night, prisoners could even hear parties and laughter across the bay.
Nothing can compare to a drive on the One, otherwise known as:-

The Pacific Coast Highway
said by many to be the most beautiful drive in the world, "It is" The drive south through Monterey , Big Sur, meandered along route 1, we eventually hit Bay Watch area continuing to Long Beach stopping to see the most gracious of old ladies, the blue ribbon liner Queen Mary.It was here in L.A. I had my photo taken with my favourite star Marilyn Monroe (yes taken at Mann's Chinese Theatre)

No visit to Los Angeles would be complete without a visit to Disneyland and Toytown
with Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck plus lots more of their friends. The other great film institute not to be missed Universal Studios Hollywood Complete with The Backlot Tour, here you can take in some of the most famous of film sets, eg: Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Waterworld, Backdraft, and the 8.3 Earthquake.

(these are subject to change with the passing of time)
End of Journey

Our Journey ends, time passes
Its time to go home, thank you for the memories.

Visited September 2011
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1 Thank AlbyB-12
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Unbelievable”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Had an absolute blast! The guides were incredible. On the drive out and back the guide shared a ton of knowledge. The arcs were in great condition and were fast. Zip lining was a surprise. The Valley of Fire stop was really interesting and added an educational aspect. This will be an annual thing when I go to Vegas.

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Thank Buck C
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Midland, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

If you haven't thought of trying these folks, do so. They are great. We did the ATV and Eldorado Mine tour. Our guide was aces, ask for Buckshot.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Karin T
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