While Don Quixote rode his domed horse-car through the windmill fields of La Mancha, he wept in jealousy as undomed sidekick Sancho Panza's golden tresses flowed gracefully through the air. Give your hair the streaming freedom it deserves with today's Groupon. For $75, you get a two-hour Eldorado Canyon ATV tour and gold mine visit with Adventure Las Vegas (a $159 value). The ATV tours operate two to three times a day, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and are located just 40 minutes from Las Vegas.
Like thumbing through a flip-book, speeding through off-road trails lets a thrilling motion picture emerge from the subtle sketches and patterns etched on rock faces. Experience the natural soap opera of rocks from one of Adventure's motorized four-wheelers. All of Adventure's ATVs are recent four-wheel-drive models, fully automatic, and fully better than the footmobile. The zephyrful excursion takes you past stunning mountainous views along the Colorado River and leading to the Grand Canyon. After your open-air speed needs are sated, you will visit a variety of abandoned mine shafts and view the Techaticcup Gold Mine. The final frontier includes a visit to Old West Town, where old-timey pistol duels will transpire in your mind as you take in the music of a babbling natural spring filled with flora and often visited by desert wildlife. Adventure Las Vegas recommends wearing long pants, shoes or boots (no open toe), sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat to avoid appearing fashionably passé to the surrounding rocks.
This Groupon is ideal for ambitious explorers in search of the desert and mountain splendor only found on sleeping computer screens. Whether you’re a local or an out-of-town loiterer, this exciting tour is an informative and thrilling means to discover nature's historical and adventurous playground.
Must be at least 16 years old to operate ATVs. Under 18 must have guardian present. Call ahead for to schedule your tour.
Roaring ATVs charge up Southwest Desert sand dunes in a storm of golden particles. Miles away, intrepid explorers rappel down the sheer cliffs of the Valley of Fire. Elsewhere, kayakers drift across the placid surface of Lake Mead in the sunset, and passengers inside a helicopter witness the majesty of the Grand Canyon from the breathtaking angle normally reserved for sightseeing birds. These seemingly disparate adventures have one thing in common: the people who imagined them. Each trek was dreamed up by the founders and guides of Awesome Adventures, who see the landscape of Nevada and Utah not as harsh and wild, but as a source of endless entertainment and education. The enthusiastic staffers—who specialize in recreations ranging from rock climbing to whitewater rafting—encourage visitors and locals alike to step outside the bounds of the city and explore exciting new vistas.