Great Salt Lake Sightseeing Tours

The Great Salt Lake is a curious sightseeing attraction for tourists traveling through Utah, but pales in comparison to the number of visitors received at other tourist attractions in Utah, such as Temple Square in Salt Lake City and Utah's five national parks in the southern region of the state (Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef, and Canyonlands National Parks). So what is so fascinating about a lake that many locals will tell you is dead? Well, it IS America's Dead Sea!

The Great Salt Lake is the largest natural lake found west of the Mississippi River, measuring about 70 miles long and 30 miles wide, depending on the year. More importantly, Great Salt Lake is the saltiest lake in the western hemisphere! It has been known to get up to 30% salt in the northern region by the end of the summer, which is nearly ten times as salty as the oceans. Great Salt Lake is so salty that you simply cannot sink in it! A century ago, it was a popular swimming destination, with beach resorts dotting the shores, including Saltair - "the Coney Island of the West." It has been several decades since the lake was known as a desirable destination to most locals, but it has a rich history and a fascinating science to it that many tourists and visitors will find worth the time to discover. The stories and science of the Great Salt Lake can be experienced best with a knowledgeable guide provided on our Great Salt Lake Sightseeing Tour, which offers departures at 9:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM, and 5:00 PM for the 2018 tour season.