Way out West - Gary Cook

Eldorado Canyon Ghost Town

This is another view of part of the Eldorado Canyon Ghost Town. Located next to the small town of Nelson, the ghost town of Eldorado Canyon is nestled amongst the small valleys of southern Nevada. Just 45 minutes drive south from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip, this is a world away from the glitz and lights of the city. The "town" is an extraordinary collection of abandoned vehicles, old barns, sheds, a water tower, and unbelievable charm. It's a photographer's paradise and filled with arresting images in every direction. The historical Techatticup Mine is the oldest and most famous gold mine in southern Nevada and tours are available deep into the cool earth; very welcome after hours of photography in the mid day Nevada sun!