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April Lunch and Drive

Chubby’s Café & Kennecott Mine Tour

Time: April 1, 11:30

Location: Chubbys Cafe Riverton

1276 W 12600 S, Riverton, UT 84065

Our Luncheon will be at Chubby’s Café  in Riverton where we have been before.  We will meet in the same room as last time, in north part of building by the rest rooms.  Order your lunch at the counter.  We will have our monthly meeting here.  Please let Robert know if there is anything that needs to be brought up at the meeting.


Kennecott Open Pit Copper Mine ‘Visitor’s Experience’ for their Mine tour.  Tickets: $6.00 each person.  Tickets need to be paid by credit card as they do not accept cash.    Ticket fees are donated to the Kennecott Charitable Foundation.  Destination address is: 12732 Bacchus Highway, Herriman, UT. 84096    Included on journey is the famous Disney “UP House”.

After lunch we will line up our Miatas on the street on north side of the restaurant.  Hopefully the weather will be nice for this weekend!  Lynn and I will be leading the drive.  It is about a 20 minute drive from Chubby’s. We will drive west on 12600 South.  After we pass Mountain View Corridor we will turn left on Herriman Main Street. (A Maverick on the corner). We will drive to the real UP HOUSE, Disney’s only authorized replica. It is a private residence (but open for tours) by the family that lives here! It is at 13218 S. Herriman Rose Blvd.  We will just drive by and not stop but make a U-turn just up the street. Take a photo if you like! Then we turn left at the stop sign and follow Main Street to about 13100 South which gently turns right going west. Main Street is also called Herriman Highway (13055 S.) We continue west to Bacchus Highway, which is 8400 West. The street turns right here and we follow the road to the left hand turn off to Rio Tinto Kennecott Visitor’s Center.  The gate is to the right.  We will park in the  parking lot as we have to take a little trolley bus up to the mine entrance as they do not  allow vehicles beyond this point. The Visitor Experience is an outside self-guided tour with many exhibits to see about the Bingham Canyon Mine, its history and operations. The entire experience takes approximately one hour depending on how long you visit the Mine overlook. Be sure to bring a jacket or coat as the Experience is mostly outdoors and be prepared for any inclement weather.   Photos below taken at our last Mine tour in May 2011.  This day is first day of opening this year, so I have been told.  I cannot seem to contact them to confirm our group. If they happen to be closed, we will make alternate plans and take a drive to a couple local Ghost towns to check off the list for the Utah Miata Challenge.   Photos below taken at the mine from May 2012.

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Pit Kenecott.jpg
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