To get there, take Exit 4 off Interstate 80. Head north and follow the signs to the Speedway. Take a right on Leppy Pass Road towards the flats . There is a parking area at the end of the road (40°45’45.3″N 113°53’46.3″W).
If you like speed and those in pursuit of it , then you will find a visit to the Salt Flats a must. There is not much there if you are not visiting during Speed Week, but the landscape makes more than up for it .
25 Fun Things To Do At the Salt Flats Play Croquet. Throw a Frisbee. Stop and Look at the Mystery Ball Tree. Ride an ATV or dirt bike. Have a Picnic (the salt’s provided) Do handstands & cartwheels (cute photo ops) Fly a Kite. Try windsurfing on a skateboard.
When the salt flats are dry, it is generally safe to drive on them. Try not to go within 100 yards of the edge of the salt crust as you may get stuck in the underlying mud. Salt residue will usually get onto the underside of your car but is easily washed off with fresh water.
Natural salt pans or salt flats are flat expanses of ground covered with salt and other minerals, usually shining white under the sun. Salt pans can be dangerous . The crust of salt can conceal a quagmire of mud that can engulf a truck.
There is no speed limit on the flats , no enforcement and — most importantly — virtually no likelihood of a collision.
Ideally, you want an area that’s clear of debris that can catch on fire . Areas near the Salt Flats , are good spots for a bonfire.
about 12 miles
Swimming in the Great Salt Lake is a One -of-a-Kind Experience. We loved the unique experience of swimming in the biggest body of water west of the Mississippi. There are only 32 Salt Lakes in the world. The Great Salt Lake in Utah is the 4th biggest.
Union Pacific’s rock-fill railroad causeway stretches 20 miles across the Great Salt Lake , the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere.
Great Salt Lake Boating Great Salt Lake is Utah’s largest body of water, with almost twice as much surface area as Lake Powell. It makes for a great cruising destination. Great Salt Lake is definitely a worthwhile boating destination. It has a variety of islands that you can explore, each with their own history.
Can You Eat the Salt ? Yes! The salt was once mined for use in food. Be prepared for your taste buds to go into overdrive.
Salar de Uyuni
During the rainy season (November to March) the water accumulates on the surface of the Salar de Uyuni and creates a giant mirror that perfectly reflects the sky and clouds above and you can play with the optical illusions the lack of horizon causes.