Middle Canyon Road Drive Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"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."