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Last week we set out on a family adventure to find a hidden gem in Utah that none of us had ever seen in person before. The Spiral Jetty had been a bucket list adventure for a while and we finally made it happen!
Located at Rozel Point peninsula on the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake (about a 2-hour drive from Salt Lake City) is Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty. Back in 1970 he took dump trucks and tractors out near the Great Salt Lake and created what we all now call the Spiral Jetty. It took six thousand tons of black basalt rocks. It is 1500 feet long and about 15 feet wide.
Fun fact about the Spiral Jetty: It was underwater for 30 years until 2002 when the water level was reduced. With the current drought conditions in Utah, I expect it will stay exposed for years to come.
Just past the Spiral Jetty is the Great Salt Lake. We walked down to the shoreline, and my kids had a blast playing in the water. There is a pink tint in some places to the water which is pretty cool to see.
Always remember, leave no trace. Pack out what you pack in and be respectful of the area by not removing rocks from the formation.
Have you been? Are you going? Let us know what you think!
March 30, 2023