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Bingham Canyon Open Pit Copper Mine

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Utah 48, About 25 miles southwest of Salt Lake City outside of Copperton, Bingham Canyon, UT 84006
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a few times in the past, and it was great. But when I went in 2017, it was closed to visitors because of a major landslide. So, if you're thinking of going, first make sure that it's actually available.

Thank David G
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I do not understand the comments below - "crazy drive"- "dangerous drive". Thousands of people drive this road annually with no issues. The road is well paved then turns to gravel/rocks with a few minor washouts. I drove it today in a Camry! It's a...More

1  Thank Edward R
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We drove when in Salt Lake City and we’re disappointed upon reaching there. After 30-40 min drive we found that it’s a private property and not opened to public. Guys there told us that we can drive along main road and a bit further have...More

13  Thank Anand1351
Reviewed 4 April 2018

If you have the time to drive up to this pit, it is worth seeing. It is located outside the city so you will need some time to explore it.

8  Thank JohnB7987
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

The visitor center is closed for good. You can schedule a bus tour June through September but otherwise you cannot get into this mine.

9  Thank Alisa L
Reviewed 6 August 2017

went there as part of a short organized trip, the amazing view is well worth the long and slow drive up in the tour bus.

2  Thank BigBadWolfson
Reviewed 31 July 2017

If you drive up butterfield canyon and turn to the north at the saddle and drive about 10 minutes up the dirt road you will get a surprise not many know about and be able to look into the bottom of the Kennecott mine from...More

21  Thank cannonater
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My only wish would be for a Visitors Center. However, don't let that stop you. If you are mildly adventurous, have a sturdy car, take the Bingham Canyon Road -its part paved, part gravel, to the top of the mountain and look DOWN on the...More

7  Thank SledMan
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Be careful when reading information on the internet as there are glowing reports on the mine Visitor Centre. However, a slide destroyed the Centre and no visitors have been allowed in since then. There is one line saying that the Mine is Closed to Visitors...More

Thank oakleywasagaming
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

There was a huge landslide a couple of years ago and the outstanding observation point and museum have no place to relocate to currently. However, I will divulge a "secret" that we locals have known about for many, many years. You can take the Butterfield...More

23  Thank Mudsharkrocks
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