Our stay in Salt Lake City was overcast and rainy so we missed the backdrop of the mountains. We visited with friends from Chris' law school days.
Then we drove and drove. I had no idea that the Salt Lake leads to something called the Salt Flats. It is flat for miles and miles, probably more like an hour of flat beach type sand. Morton's Salt company had a salt plant here. Then you get to the end that is hard flat sand. This area is called the Bonneville Salt Flat and is used for speed trials.