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Address: SR 48, Bingham Canyon, UT 84006
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+1 801-204-2025

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Breathtaking views

We drove up to view the mine in August. I have to admit, the drive was very nerve-wracking. My husband drove and did fine, but the narrow, switch-backing road made the rest of us... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Carrie C
Denton, TX
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Draper, Utah
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95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 canyon road which is partly paved, and partly rocky dirt road, and go to the... More 

4 Thank Mudsharkrocks
Kearns, Utah
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48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Years ago this was an interesting place to check out. The Mine had a devastating collapse which has caused the visitor center to no longer exist. You can however see the mine from a mountain road that you can get to through Herriman or Tooele. The road has some sharp turns but is a great place to see the entire... More 

1 Thank cheryle h
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59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Hi The Reo Tinto KCC mine in Copperton utah is now closed to visitors! The visitors center was pulled off the hillside just days before a major landslide came down!

5 Thank Yogi118
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

There are two mountain roads to the mine overlook (what a view!). One has you on edge and the other not so much. The most narrow and hazardous is the road in most of the Trip Advisor reviews. Some of the reviews refer to the road through Bingham Canyon. Bingham Canyon is closed as a result of the land-slide. Driving... More 

6 Thank Sheldon S
Denton, TX
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We drove up to view the mine in August. I have to admit, the drive was very nerve-wracking. My husband drove and did fine, but the narrow, switch-backing road made the rest of us very nervous. Once up top, the view of the mine and surrounding mountains was beautiful. We all enjoyed it very much. The drive back down was... More 

1 Thank Carrie C
Riverton, Utah
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We wanted to take our girls to see this wonder and found out the visitors center was closed. We found a way. In our little Volvo S40, not a 4 wheel drive, we took off on our journey. If you go to the entrance of the mine that takes you to the visitors center, instead of turning in continue S... More 

6 Thank txpickett44
Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is an incredible mine... Such beautiful colors! So sad the visitor center is closed. I'm sure it would have been a highlight of our trip.

Thank Glynda M
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Our foreign exchange student wanted to see the Bingham Copper Pit. Reading reviews on TripAdvisor, I remembered the visitor's center had been destroyed in 2013. But, I read a review that said they "had their life in their hands" driving up a dirt road to get to the view. So, we took off in our 4 wheel drive to see... More 

9 Thank Racquel A
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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468 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

If you're in the Salt Lake City area, a visit to the Bingham Canyon "open cast" mine is a surprisingly fascinating thing to do. The scale of the work will blow your mind - and talking of blowing things up, you could be lucky enough to see some of the blasting going on. The vehicles used here for the mine... More 

1 Thank CastawayKnight
Kelseyville, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We couldn't get into the mine because it was closed due to a landslide that destroyed the visitor center, However, the exterior hillside of the mine was awesome with many different colors. Wish we could have been able to tour the mine.

3 Thank Virginia C

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