Kennecott Copper Mine Overlook

Total Miles
2.5

Elevation

2,745.45 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

This trail is a quick 5-mile total out-and-back. It is well-maintained dirt leading to a large parking area that overlooks the main pit of the mine. One can also see the Salt Lake Valley to the east and Tooele Valley to the west and the views of the mountains, valleys, and mine are incredible. The road starts at the summit of Butterfield Canyon, which is closed from November through May annually. The land is owned by the mining company and the road is lined with no trespassing signs, so stay on the trail. The gate at the entrance of the road has been closed for the past 2 summers but has opened back up.

Difficulty

This is an easy road and can be done in two-wheel drive, with a few tight cross-backs being the hardest part.

History

The Kennecott Coper Mine, also known as the Bingham Canyon Mine, is one of the largest man-made open-pit excavation sites.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

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Access Description

The dirt road is off the Butterfield Canyon Road, which is closed annually from November through May.

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