Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA

Located in northwestern Utah, the salt flats cover over 30,000 acres of flat desert land filled with salt and sand. This vast expanse of white salt and blue sky creates a breathtaking contrast that attracts visitors from all over the world.

@Dawn Keiser

The salt flats are a remnant of the ancient Lake Bonneville and are known for their unique geology and environment. With a salt crust ranging from a few inches to five-feet-thick, the flats produce a perfectly flat, uniform, and blindingly white surface as far as the eyes can see. The area within the salt flats is also home to unique wildlife and plants that can survive the harsh desert conditions.

The Bonneville Salt Flats is known for land speed records at the Bonneville Speedway. Since the 1930s, speed enthusiasts have been flocking to the flats to break world records for land speed racing. However, speed events are only held a few times each year, and visitors can explore the flats outside of these events.

Visitors to the Bonneville Salt Flats can find several activities to enjoy, such as hiking, wildlife watching, and scenic driving. However, recreational activities like kayaking in the salt flats may not be very common.

Visitors are advised to research and consult with local authorities, experienced guides, or reputable tour operators before embarking on any adventure activity in the area and to follow regulations and guidelines.

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