Imagine a salt pan so vast, expansive, and flat that it is routinely used as a site for setting land speed records. Welcome to Bonneville Salt Flats on the Utah/Nevada border less than two hours to the west of Salt Lake City.
Bonneville Salt Flats spans more than 30,000 acres. The salt flats are believed to have once been part of a larger lake called Lake Bonneville that was the size of Lake Michigan today. As the lake dried up over time, its water became increasingly salty and eventually the lake dried completely leaving the unique feature that we know today as Bonneville Salt Flats.
We camped on BLM land nearby and were able to visit the salt flats a couple of times during the days that we were in the area.