The Bonneville Salt Flats is a large, flat expanse of salt crust located in Tooele County, Utah, United States. The salt flats are a remnant of the ancient Lake Bonneville and are known for their vast expanse of hard, white salt crust that stretches as far as the eye can see. The salt flats are a unique and unusual landscape, and they have been used for various activities such as land speed record attempts, photography, film production, and off-road racing.
The Bonneville Salt Flats are also an important ecological area, providing habitat for a variety of plants and animals, including the Salt Flat Tiger Beetle, which is a federally listed endangered species. The salt flats are also an important cultural resource and were used by the Shoshone, Goshute and Ute tribes for centuries. Visitors can also see the historic markers and plaques commemorating the land speed record attempts, and the famous “Bonneville Speed Week” event is held annually in August, where people from all over the world come to attempt to set new land speed records. The Bonneville Salt Flats are a unique and fascinating place to visit and a must-see destination for those interested in natural history, geology, and motorsports.