Bonneville Salt Flats: Walking in the Sky

Utah is full of remarkable places. Bonneville Salt Flats is certainly one of them. Thirty thousand acres (121 sq. km) of hard salt crust on the western edge of the Great Salt Lake is a sight to behold — and walk over.

Woman walking over Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Remains of the ancient Lake Bonneville, once 1,000 feet deep, Utah’s salt pan is one of the world’s most spectacular. It looks like a snowfield in the middle of a desert.

Bonneville Salt Flats, UtahWe visited on a rainy week. Parts of the flats looked like glass: the sky below and the sky above.

Water reflecing the sky, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

This is unusual. August to October is the dry season, the perfect conditions for landspeed racing. The Bonneville Salt Flats have hosted races for over a century.

Sign leading to Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway, UtahWe left as another storm gathered. This was a quick visit, but the verdict was clear: One of the oddest places I’ve seen, by a long shot.

Storm gathers over Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

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