Checking out Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway

So I have always wanted to visit the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. I finally got the chance to see it. So I drove from the East on Highway 80 coming from Nevada.  I drove until I saw the exit Leppy Pass Road.   So driving down the road we passed the first Bonneville Salt Flats sign and if you look just past the left of the picture below you will see the tents and RV’s parked on the salt flats. So driving down the road we saw lots of people camping. I wish I would have known this. I totally would have loved to stay out on the salt flats and see the night skies. So guess I know what is going on the camping bucket list.

Bonneville Salt Flats Sign on Leppy Pass Road

So driving farther down Leppy Pass Road we were getting closer to the main entrance to the Bonneville Salt Flats.  The view was awesome, it was so flat and it seemed flat for miles and miles.

Looking out onto the Bonneville Salt Flats

We finally came up to the entrance which we didn’t know about.  I thought you could just go out and see it if you wanted.  But I didn’t do my homework this time so when we got to the gate the lady said there was a cost to go in.  I asked how much and she told us 20 per person.  So that was going to be 40 dollars for us to enter.  I looked at my friend and we both said guess we won’t go in this time.  There wasn’t any event going on so we didn’t see any reason to drive out onto the sand to see what we could see there.  But I will return when there is an event and I can see the real Bonneville Salt Flats being used by racing cars or motorcycles.

Driving up to the Pay Area of the Bonneville Salt Flats

So I asked the lady if we could park and take some pictures which she said no problem.  So there were other people paying and going in.  I think they were going in to test their own cars.

People Driving out to the Bonneville Salt Flats

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