Kennecott Copper Mine Mountain Overlook & Great Salt Lake Tour

Largest Man-made Hole on Earth!

A 100-mile adventure - Visit the Great Salt Lake and then travel up a mountain to 9,000 feet elevation for spectacular overlook views of the largest man-made hole in history! The Kennecott Utah Copper Mine in Bingham Canyon is also the richest copper mine in history. 

Tour sights include:

  • All of the Great Salt Lake Tour
  • The largest and richest mine on earth - copper, silver, and gold
  • Cruise high into the Oquirrh Mountains to elevation 9,000 ft!
  • A hole so large it's visible from space!
  • Megaton explosions - detonated twice daily
  • World's largest waste-rock repositories
  • World's largest earth-moving trucks and shovels (viewed from a distance, binoculars are recommended)


TIME:  2:30 pm,  Daily

LENGTH:  4.5 to 5 hours

PRICE:  $79 adult   /  $40 child (age 10 and under)

LOCATION:  Tour bus picks up from downtown hotels. Select your pickup location during online checkout

PARKING available at Hotel RL by Red Lion - 161 West 600 South


- You will visit a spectacular mountain-top overlook at the top of the mine; operations are viewed from a distance. Public access is not allowed at the bottom of the mine where active mining is happening

- The Copper Mine Mountain Overlook portion of the tour is conducted in 14-passenger van; includes travel on mountain roads 

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