COPPER MINE & GREAT SALT LAKE TOUR
Includes the GREAT SALT LAKE TOUR, PLUS...
A 100-Mile Adventure ...with beautiful mountain and lake scenery -- incredible photo opportunities! Ideal for nature and science lovers!
Travel to 9,000 ft elevation to a mountain-top overlook to see the mine below.
NEW: See the aftermath of the largest and costliest landslide in mining history! Scientists also determined that it was North America's largest non-volcanic event in modern history!
The Kennecott Utah Copper Mine, also known as the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine, is the largest and richest copper mine in history with over 100 years of open pit mining; it has produced more copper than any other mine in history!
A hole so large that it's visible to astronauts in the space shuttle - almost a mile deep and nearly three miles wide!
Cruise high into the Oquirrh Mountains up to 9,000 feet elevation for a spectacular view of the open-pit mine below
World's largest earth-moving trucks - the size of a two-story house
World's largest waste-rock repositories - 6 billion tons of overburden piled high around the mine
Tour Start Times:
MORNING: 9:30 AM, Daily
AFTERNOON: 2:30 PM, Daily
Tour Length: 4.5 hours
Price: $55 (Includes entrance fees and taxes)
FREE pickup from over 35 downtown Salt Lake City hotels. Book online and select your hotel during checkout.
* Tour does not go inside the open-pit mine; public access is not allowed in the mine. Tour visits an overlook above the mine. Travel includes steep mountain roads that may not be suitable for those afraid of heights.