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It’s day 31 of our 40-day #GetOutAndGO project. Today, CRKT Knives is giving away a $100 gift card to celebrate the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Enter here.

Exploring Other-worldly Terrain Outside of Salt Lake City, UT

To some extent every kid dreams of walking on the moon. It’s impossible for most. But the Bonneville Salt Flats are the next best thing.

This video is from a salt flats in Bolivia, but the Bonneville flats in Utah have the same effect (with mountains added to the mix):





The colors that bounce off the salt flats at sunrise and sunset are out of this world.

The salt flats in Utah are used for regular world-record-setting land speed tests because they’re so uniformly flat.

Whether you’re a master lensman/woman or just want to pretend you’re on another planet for a moment, you’re going to love the salt flats.

And, of course, get the drone’s-eye view:

To commemorate this other-worldly place, CRKT is giving away a $100 gift card today. Enter to win here.

If you live nearby or are planning a trip through Salt Lake City, here are some other activities you can get in on while you’re around.

Get Out and Explore Salt Lake City!

Experience the best of Salt Lake City and Utah with Travel Utah

There’s a reason they say “Life is Elevated in Utah.” There are tons of things to do not far from Salt Lake City.

When you’re looking to sleep under the stars there are lots of great sites right outside of the city. Take the Mountainlands for instance. It’s such a small region of Utah, but has a great array of campsites in Wasatch, Summit, and Utah Counties.

And being situated in the heart of the Rockies has given many of the roads the Scenic Byway and Scenic Backway designations.

For more activities in Utah at large visit the Things to Do Page of TravelUtah.com.

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  • Justin Fricke

    Justin Fricke

    Justin Fricke is a writer, photographer, videographer. He lives the full time #vanlife and can be found jetting across the south, parked in Moab, or editing videos late into the night.