For Labor Day we decided to head out to the Golden Spike Historic Site. We realized that we were close (OK 16 miles) from the Spiral Jetty. I have wanted to see that so we headed out there. Here is a picture and paragraph from the official website about it:
Robert Smithson's monumental earthwork Spiral Jetty (1970) is located on the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Using black basalt rocks and earth from the site, the artist created a coil 1,500 feet long and 15 feet wide that stretches out counter-clockwise into the translucent red water. Spiral Jetty was acquired by Dia Art Foundation as a gift from the Estate of the artist in 1999. http://www.diaart.org/sites/page/59/1380
Here are a few pictures we took while exploring this area:
It was amazing how much salt there really is out there. We were walking on an area that used to be covered under water.
It is a very inhospitable place but beautiful in its own way.