Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

The Bonneville Salt Flats are located in western, Utah near Wendover.  The Salt Flats are left over from ancient Lake Bonneville which covered much of the eastern Great Basin.  As Lake Bonneville receded the minerals, such as salt settled to the bottom.  This area is one such deposits.  The Salt Flats are so compact that they can be driven on.

The Bonneville Salt Flats are home to some of the world's great land speed records. Every year many speed enthusiasts gather to drive their high octane vehicles on this wonder of nature.  Speeds of over 400 MPH have been done here.

I enjoy taking my old Honda out on the flats.  I have buried the needle at 110 and maxed it out. Breaking was relatively easy due to the texture of the land.  Truly a desert wonder if you get a chance take your own car, truck or whatever out on the flats.  It is well worth the memories.


  1. Izabella drove my car here when she was 7 I think. (Of course she was on my lap as she couldn't reach the peddles)

  2. Dave here. Remember taking your car out on the flats. We caught some speed. I took my car out there. We did it and had a great time. Buried the needle as I remember. Great comment and memories. That is my buddy Kirk, the cofounder of this lovely blog.


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