Visit West Wendover, It’s an easy scenic ride just west of Salt Lake City
For those of you looking for a fun-filled weekend, may we suggest a quick 2 1/2 hour ride to West Wendover. With gaming, dining, golf, historical sites and top name entertainment there is something for everyone. Whether you want to try your luck at the slot machines, check out a show at one of the casinos, or visit the airfield museum at the local airport, you can fill every moment of your get away with an activity.
The nearby Leppy Hills are a mountain biker’s nirvana. Trails are maintained for all skill levels and the valley bel ow spreads out with some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the West. Hawk Watch International has tracked fall raptor migrations in the Goshute Mountains since 1980; the area provides world-renowned opportunities to watch hawks of all kinds swoop through the skies. The Blue Lake Wildlife Management Area, just 15 miles south, consists of several clear, deep, hot spring-fed lakes and ponds surrounded by an extensive wetland complex. At a depth of 58 feet and a winter water temperature of 76 degrees, scuba diving here is popular all year round.
The Bonneville Salt Flats are just a couple of minutes outside of town but, once there, it’s as if you’ve left earth altogether! This remnant of a prehistoric lake is so expansive, you can actually see the curvature of the earth from it. From mid-August to October, this geologic wonder transforms into the world famous Bonneville Speedway, where drivers can let ‘er rip as they attempt to break land speed records.
And just like Park City, West Wendover is ensuring its visitors safety and maintaining social distancing requirements. So, make sure you bring your mask and hand sanitizer.
Visit westwendovercity.com to learn more.