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Drive to the top of the Oquirrh Mountains and make a bonfire!

The Oquirrh Mountains are west of the Salt Lake Valley, and home to the famous Bingham Canyon Mine, also known as the Kennecott Copper Mine. These mountains can be camped in, biked in, and even ATVed in. However, one adventure I’ve found is to build a huge bonfire on top of a peak, overlooking the entire Salt Lake Valley.

To get here, drive southwest up Butterfield Canyon Road. From here, continue all the way up the road, after a few miles you will hit a dirt road that will most likely require a high-clearence vehicle. Once you get to the junction on the now Middle Canyon Road, turn north and continue up the dirt road. This sketchy road gets you to the top of a mountain peak, while a large open area (large enough to park many vehicles and have a bonfire). One time while doing this, a police officer came and talked to us, but simply asked if we had any drugs or alcohol and told us to keep it under control. They seem okay with it if it doesn’t get out-of-hand. View¬†a map of the Bingham Canyon Overlook.

This is a great adventure that can be done in the spring, summer, or fall while any size of group. Enjoy!

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