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“Visit from the Rest Area off 80”

Bonneville Salt Flats
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Wendover
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A dry, open area near Lake Bonneville known for car racing.
Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited from the rest area of route 80. They had a foot wash station for when you were done. The only down side was some people did not clean up after there dogs, which was sad. It is one of the must sees for Utah.

Thank HikeTheUSA
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stopped at the portion just off the highway and timed it for sunrise. Worth the pit stop off Interstate 80. Family walked out onto the salt flats and it was a fun adventure. Since it had rained heavily the night before there was no sense in going all the way to the speed trial area as driving on the salt wouldn't have worked. Beautiful views you can't find just anywhere. Rest stop had a pet area as well as bathroom facilities.

1  Thank C F
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

Bonneville Salt Flats is one of my 5 favorite places on earth. Its stark beauty has to be seen. You MUST go here at least once in your life. It's worth the drive from Salt Lake City.

Stop at the rest stop along I-80 on the way to the Salt Flats. There is a nice sign explaining the salt flats and you can walk out onto the snow-white salt to experience it yourself.

If you want to drive on the flats, follow the access road onto the salt flats and you can have fun driving around. When we were there, there were only 3 other cars out there so we had the place virtually to ourselves.

The salt is actually hard as concrete and slightly moist. It'll coat the wheel wells and bottom of your car with a thick layer of salt. We stopped at a car wash and cleaned the car afterwards. Also had to vacuum all the salt out of the interior due to the salt on our shoes.

Well worth the visit. The sun shining on the brilliant white salt is a surreal experience that you will want to see.

1  Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We drove out to the flats, only to find out when we got there that we could not go out on them because a race was going on. We couldn't even go on after the race unless we paid to join the club. We were confused because we thought it was a public use area. So, we were a little disappointed. It was neat to see, though-

1  Thank Cheri N
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

One of the most exciting places to visit. It was an experience of sorts. A vast expanse of beautiful terrain, brilliant and scenic. Driving on these plains is awesome at the speeds which one can achieve.

Thank Mani V
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