2020-9-25: Eldorado Canyon and Nelson’s Landing are about 25 miles from Boulder City by road. Nelson is on the Nevada side of the Colorado River about 16 miles north of Cottonwood Cove, Nevada by water. One of the biggest mining booms in Nevada history occurred in the Eldorado Canyon. Gold and silver were discovered here around 1859.
The town of Nelson still remains today. The town of Nelson is located way up the wash, away from the flood channels. This is a small town that looks like it came right out of the 1950's.