You can purchase up to 20 tickets at a time. For large groups please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design (ADA) compliant shuttles are available and must be requested at least 24 hours in advance. The shuttle can accommodate two wheelchairs and twelve guests.
- The Visitor Experience is a self-guided tour with many exhibits for you to see and read about the Bingham Canyon mine, its history, and operations.
- Tickets should be purchased in advance. There is a limited number of tickets available each day. Walk-up visitors run the risk of not being able to visit the mine overlook if we are at capacity that day.
- Shuttle service to the mine overlook runs 7-days a week starting each day at 9:30am and runs every 20 minutes with the last shuttle departing at 2:30pm (and returning by 4:00pm).
- The entire experience takes about an hour, but can run longer depending on how long you visit the mine overlook.
- You are welcome to take pictures of your visit, however professional photography is not allowed.
- Be prepared for the weather as the Visitor Experience is completely outdoors. The weather at the mine is sometimes different than that of the rest of the Salt Lake Valley. On sunny days, it will be hot. Bring water, sunscreen, and sun protection. If it looks like it may rain, please consider a jacket or umbrella. In the cooler months, be prepared for wind and cold temperatures.
- The Visitor Experience is open from April-October, weather and COVID-19 controls permitting. During off-season, we invite you to take a virtual tour of our operation and continue learning about the Bingham Canyon Mine.
The Bingham Canyon Lions Gift Shop, located in the visitor parking area, sells an assortment of items. From copper jewelry and trinkets to educational excavation kits, visitors of all ages are sure to find something special to take home with them. While there is a vending machine available with drinks, food is not available for purchase.
Safety is essential to everything we do at Kennecott - and your safety is our number one priority when visiting the Bingham Canyon Mine. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of all our employees and visitors. All safety rules and policies must be followed. If you or anyone in your party is not following these rules or obeying posted signage, you will be escorted off site. Additional safety messaging will be provided on the shuttle to the Bingham Canyon Mine overlook.
- Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
- You must use the shuttle services to visit the overlook
- Children and adults must wear a seat belt while on the shuttle – car/booster seats are not required, and infants may be held in arms during travel
- Stay inside the designated visitor area (always fenced or otherwise)
- Use of drugs, alcohol or smoking/vaping are strictly prohibited
- Firearms, knives, and other weapons are prohibited on all Rio Tinto Kennecott property
- Unauthorized use of drones or professional photography are prohibited on all property
ADA accessibility and trained service dogs
Upon request, shuttles equipped with two ADA compliant seats are available. These shuttles can be requested during the reservation process. The Bingham Canyon Mine overlook is also ADA accessible. Only trained and certified service dogs are allowed on the Visitor Experience. A trained service dog is defined as a dog who has received training to assist those who are blind or have low vision, deafness or hard of hearing, diabetes, seizures, mobility limitations or other needs. Emotional support animals are not allowed on the Visitor Experience at this time.