“An alien like world”
Imagine a place so flat you seem to see the curvature of the planet, so barren not even the simplest life forms can exist. Imagine the passing thunder of strange vehicles hurtling by on a vast dazzling white plain. This is not an alien world far from earth; it is Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. The Bonneville Salt Flats is one of the most unique natural features in Utah. Stretching over 30,000 acres, the Bonneville Salt Flats is a fragile resource administered by the Bureau of Land Management. It is located along I-80 near the Utah-Nevada border. Wendover is the closest city. Thousands of visitors, commercial filmmakers, and of course, high speed auto racers, make the Bonneville Salt Flats a world famous destination. We hope you enjoy your visit to this natural wonder on Utah's public land. It is said that these flats are disappearing due to the extraction of salts for fertilizers.
Fun fact: When Captain Jack Sparrow finds himself wandering a sandy purgatory in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," he's actually wandering the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
This place is magical. The sunset is unreal and you HAVE to see it. The rest-stop is the best place to actually experience the salt and walk right out on it. You can't get there on the way back east, unless you drive another 25/30 minutes and turn around again, so plan accordingly. There are actually a handful of hotels on the Nevada border, which is only about 5 minutes away, so its an easy stop for the night. I cannot wait to go back, I absolutely loved it.
We went in early June and it was magical! Out of this world. It hurts to walk on the salt barefoot, though. So bring some sort of beach slippers.
Most definitely somewhere you need to stop! When flooded they produce some of the nicest photos. Would love to come back when it's dry as well
Stopped by in March where the water was more abundant. Very pretty and salty. Definitely a must see. North off exit 4 and takes roughly 5 minutes to reach the Bonneville salt flat sign.
These salt flats are amazing. It was underwater when we went through but still really quite incredible to see! The sunset was awe inspiring! Worth the easy little side trip!
I'm so glad we made this stop! So surreal that it's all salt. Highly recommend if you're looking for a really cool photo opportunity!
It was cloudy. The flats were flooded. Not at all what I expected on the drive over from SLC. But WOW!!! This place is surreal. If you have the opportunity you should stop.
Would anyone recommend this during Mid feb early March?
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