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Bonneville Salt Flats

 
Bonneville Salt Flats

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Object Title: Bonneville Salt Flats

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Page By: Bob Sihler

Created/Edited: Apr 29, 2008 / Nov 22, 2009

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One of America's Great Salt Pans

Ancient Lake Bonneville evaporated thousands of years ago, leaving behind today's Great Salt Lake and the vast salt flats between Wendover and the Great Salt Lake. Today, there is a white sea of salt spreading below the impressive Silver Island Mountains and other desert ranges.

The crust of the salt pan is typically thick and hard enough to walk and even drive on, though rains can turn sections into a gooey quagmire that can trap both feet and cars. The Bonneville Speedway near Wendover has been the site for the setting of many land speed records.

Drivers on I-80 can stop virtually anywhere to check out the salt pan, but the safest place to stop is probably the rest area just east of the Nevada-Utah border.

The Bonneville Salt Flats were featured in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End for the portion set in Davy Jones's Locker, and they have been in numerous other movies and advertisements.

Please feel free to attach any shots you have of the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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Silver Island Range and Lake...

Silver Island Range and Lake...

A typical view to the east...

A typical view to the east...

This shot shows Pilot Peak...

This shot shows Pilot Peak...

Silver Island Mountains, Dawn

Silver Island Mountains, Dawn

Floating Island

Floating Island

Pilot Peak as seen from the...

Pilot Peak as seen from the...

Silver Island from the Salt Flats

Silver Island from the Salt Flats

Desert Peak Summit View South

Desert Peak Summit View South

Pilot Peak from the Bonneville Salt Flats

Pilot Peak from the Bonneville Salt Flats

Silver Island Mountains and the Salt Pan

Silver Island Mountains and the Salt Pan

Silver Island Mountains, Dawn

Silver Island Mountains, Dawn

Salt Crust

Salt Crust

Salt pan Detail

Salt pan Detail

Silver Island Mountains, Dawn

Silver Island Mountains, Dawn




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