Guests will be picked up from their Salt Lake City hotels to begin this tour. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
Today, we will visit the Kennecott Copper Mine (also known as the Bingham Canyon Mine). Our drive will pass by beautiful mountain and lake scenery as we travel to an elevation of over 9,000 feet, where we will be able to view the gaping canyon below to truly understand its immense size. Kennecott is the largest and richest copper mine in history. The gaping hole - about a mile deep and three miles wide - can be seen from space! The trucks used at this mine are the size of two-story houses.
Afterward, we will explore the area around the Great Salt Lake, a large inland sea. Once here, we will be able to catch live sea monkeys right out of the waters. We can take a swim in a lake that has such a high content of salt, we will be able to float on our backs and never sink. We will explore the area of Saltair, where luxurious lakeside resorts provide romantic memories. After this, we will get to see the lake's Wetlands Habitats, a refuge for migratory birds, visited by millions of birds from over 250 species each year. Guests will return to their hotels to end the tour.
Utah's gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.
The largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere is the famous Great Salt Lake in northern Utah. People visit the lake's namesake, Salt Lake City, every year to see the natural wonder and tour its shores.
The Kennecott Copper Mine (or Bingham Canyon Mine) is a mine in the Oquirrh Mountains just southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah. The mine is currently active, and is more than a half mile deep and 2.5 mils wide.
Departure & Return
This tour is scheduled to depart once daily, in the afternoon at 2:30pm.
Please enter your hotel name and address in the "Pickup Hotel Info" field upon booking. Exact pick-up time will be provided upon reconfirmation 24 hours prior to tour.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Round-trip transportation from hotel via van
Admission to all attractions
Meals and beverages, unless otherwise specified
All personal expenses
* Tour does not go inside the open-pit mine; public access is not allowed in the mine. Tour offers an overlook above the mine.
Travel includes steep, narrow mountain roads that may not be suitable for those afraid of heights. Travel also includes a few miles of bumpy dirt road.
This tour requires a minimum of 2 adult passengers to purchase online.
All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print and bring e-ticket(s) on your trip, as they serve as proof of purchase.
Terms & Condition
Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation.
This is non-refundable tour.
Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.
We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.