Rio Tinto Kennecott Visitor Experience

In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we will be keeping the Rio Tinto Kennecott Visitor Experience closed until further notice, including the 2021 season.

We appreciate your understanding.

While the visitor experience is not able to accept in-person visitors, we invite you to take a virtual tour of our operation and continue learning about the Rio Tinto Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine.

Join Rio Tinto Kennecott for the inaugural season of the new Visitor Experience at Bingham Canyon Mine. Learn about the history of this amazing mine and see first-hand the gigantic scale of its operation, vehicles and artifacts. Discover how ore gets refined to become an essential element–copper–in today’s technology. The Visitor Experience is dedicated to educating the public about the importance mining plays in modern life, safe mining practices and responsible environmental stewardship.

Founded in 1903, Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the largest man-made open-pit excavations in the world. The operation is so immense, it can be seen from space. The mine operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With over 20 million tons of refined copper ore produced in the past 116 years, it’s one of the top performing mines in the world and has provided more wealth for the state of Utah than any other company.