MINE TOUR CLOSED FOR WINTER, RESUMES JUNE 2016
COPPER MOUNTAIN & GREAT SALT LAKE TOUR
LARGEST MANMADE HOLE IN THE WORLD!
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
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 Time: 2:30 PM, Daily
- A morning tour is available for groups of 4 or more
Tour Length: 4-5 hours
Price: $55 (Includes entrance fees and taxes)
Location: Tour bus picks up from over 20 convenient locations in downtown area. Click the MAP link below to find the pickup point nearest you, then select it during the online checkout process or when booking by phone. If you are not staying downtown, choose Red Lion hotel for free parking.
*PLEASE BE ADVISED:
- Tour does not go inside the open-pit mine; public access is not allowed in the mine. Tour visits a spectacular mountain-top overlook above the mine at 9000 ft elevation; binoculars are recommended.
- This tour must be conducted in smaller 15-passenger vans, and not our regular tour buses. This is an adventurous tour; travel includes steep, narrow mountain roads that may not be suitable for those afraid of heights, including a few miles of bumpy dirt road. Drive time to the copper mountain overlook is 60-90 minutes.
**Gratuity not included in price; 15-20% tip is customary