Tag Archives: Photography Locations

Jordan River Parkway Trail–Winchester Park

Photo: Jordan River Parkway Trail bridge crossing Jordan River near Winchester Park in Murray, Utah __Scotty Reed

Bicyclist riding Jordan River Parkway Trail with mid-January snow near Winchester Park, Murray, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail Photo Album

Jordan River Trail Map

Flower Gardens

Flower Gardens of Utah. Enjoy a Spring & Summer Walk In Nature. Best Utah Blooming Months April–June. Featured Photo: Temple Square, Downtown Salt Lake City May 2nd. The Best of the Best ✿

Salt Lake Area

Ogden Area

Eccles Community Art Center

Logan Cache Valley Area

USU Botanical Center

Gardening Resources

What’s Blooming Now In Utah
by Red Butte Garden

Conservation Garden Park – West Jordan

Central Utah Gardens – Orem

Bonneville Salt Flats

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

The Utah Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely packed salt pan in northwestern Utah that is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. It is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake, is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and is known for land speed records at the “Bonneville Speedway”. Photo: Bonneville Salt Flats __Utah Agenda

The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a U.S. Army officer who explored the Intermountain West in the 1830s. In 1907 Bill Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for driving on by taking a Pierce-Arrow onto the surface of the flats. A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910, marking the first permanent crossing. The first land speed record was in 1914 by Teddy Tetzlaff.

Movies filmed at the salt flats include portions of Warlock, Independence Day, SLC Punk, Cremaster 2 from Cremaster Cycle, The Brown Bunny, The World’s Fastest Indian, Gerry, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In addition, the Pontiac Bonneville, the former flagship sedan of the Pontiac motor division, the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, and the Bonneville International media company, are named after the salt flats.*

Bonneville Speedway

Bonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motorsports. It is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records. The salt flats were first used for motorsports in 1912 but didn’t become truly popular until the 1930s when Ab Jenkins and Sir Malcolm Campbell competed to set land speed records.*
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Events & Meetings

In August, the Southern California Timing Association and Bonneville Nationals Inc. organize SpeedWeek, the largest meet of the year, which attracts several hundred drivers who compete to set the highest speed in a range of categories.

In late August, the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials are held.

In September each year is the World of Speed, (similar to Speedweek) organized by the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association. The USFRA also meets on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the summer.

In October, the Southern California Timing Association puts on World Finals, a scaled-down version of SpeedWeek.

Each year, there are usually a few private meets that are not publicized and scattered between the larger public meets.*

Red Butte Garden

University of Utah

Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 100 acres including displays and natural gardens, walking paths and natural areas with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West that tests, displays, and interprets regional horticulture.

Red Butte Garden
University of Utah
300 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108
(801) 585-0556

Life On The Farm

Wheeler Farm Historic, Landmark, Salt Lake City, County, Family, Children's Activities, Petting Zoo, Farm

Wheeler Historic Farm is open every day during daylight hours to walk the grounds and visit the animals as a public park and part of the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation department.

There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds. No fees charged for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow and special events.

Wheeler Historic Farm is a working farm and the animals serve an agricultural purpose. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats and rabbits. They are not trained, or domesticated but may be petted with caution.

Wheeler Farm
6351 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(385) 468-1755

Utah State Capitol

Built in 1916, the renovated neoclassical revival building offers original murals, exhibits, tours, cherry blossoms, and city views.

Photo: Cherry Blossoms blooming at the Utah State Capitol. Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 1 pm __ScottyReed

Capitol Hill

Events & Activities

April 15–May 7 Cherry Blossoms

Utah State Capitol
350 State Street, Salt Lake City, UT