Red Garter Hotel & Casino
Travel Blogs from West Wendover
... as your eyes travel to the right of the picture. Now that is amazing!
The mountains are just bigger than life out here. And they're all completely different. Dawayne just couldn't stop taking pictures, they were so awe striking.
Tomorrow we'll stay local to rest up for the drive north on Wednesday. Stay tuned for our truly adventurous Tuesday!
... an awesome experience! LOVED it up. LOVED the place. And the drive coming away from the flats towards Salt Lake City is just as good, stunning white landscape surrounding you, with the backdrop of mountains and lakes. For the first time, I understood what a mirage would look like, as we looked over the landscape the mountain seemed to be floating. I think it's actually called the floating island because it appears to " float" above ...
... Utah, most Interstates you can drive 75, and sometimes even 80mph. Back roads: 65 mostly, otherwise 55 at least. Makes the miles go by quickly! With about 2,5 hours of driving on the clock we get our first glimpse of the salt flats in sight. You cannot just drive onto any part of the flats, as there is a real possibility of getting stuck out there.
Some Internet research told us to head west first, towards Wendover UT. and then take exit 4. So, west we go. As ...
... then, the pavement ends and I spot a dot of orange. It is a car on the salt, #66 painted on the side, and someone is photographing the stunning image. I grabbed my sunhat and jumped out of the Scion just as #66 came roaring onto the parking lot. I waved, pointing my camera at the car. They were happy to show it off – Kelly, the driver, and Scott, who handed me ...
... and were meet with brilliant blue sky. The views we across the top of the mountain range was stunning. We stopped at a lookout where we were looking down onto the top of the clouds. The snow covered mountain peaks in the distance were amazing.
Some of the drive was through a deep valley following a river. No sunlight, freezing temperatures, icy roads meant we drove very very cautiously. The roads we have been taking ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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