Middle Canyon Road Drive

Tooele, Utah 84074

Middle Canyon Road Drive

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"After climbing 3,800 feet you will reach an overlook above the world’s largest open-pit copper mine, Kennecott’s 2.5-mile-wide, half-mile deep Bingham Canyon Mine, a National Historic Landmark. The drive also provides great views across the Salt Lake Valley to the Wasatch Range and south to Utah Lake.

As you drive the paved, two-lane road east from Tooele, you will see a deep gash in the mountains up ahead. That’s narrow Middle Canyon. The mountains’ name, Oquirrh, is a Goshute word with several meanings, including “wooded mountain.” Indeed, these mountains once were heavily wooded but have suffered from extensive deforestation by logging and smelter fumes."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
1.5 hours
Best summer and fall
Tooele County Road Department
Local Contacts
DeLorme Utah Atlas and Gazeteer; Recreational Map of Utah
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