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Spiral Jetty and Floating the Great Aalt Lake

Went out on Saturday, of Labor Day weekend. Drive took about 2 1/2 hours from Point of the... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
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The opportunity to visit one of the late Robert Smithson's earthworks should never be missed... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Went out on Saturday, of Labor Day weekend. Drive took about 2 1/2 hours from Point of the mountain. Last 15 miles are on gravel road so takes a little time. Gravel road fine for cars. Saw the Jetty and walked out past that to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

The opportunity to visit one of the late Robert Smithson's earthworks should never be missed. Spiral Jetty is awe inspiring and completely magnificent. The decade long drought has left it exposed and accessible year-round. Walking down to it you will find lovely treasures and homages...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

The isolation and the peace and solitude are alone worth a Spiral Jetty visit. It took me 50 minutes of driving in a car on dirt roads (past the Golden Spike headquarters) to reach the end of the road and the Jetty. A lot of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Lynn A
Reviewed July 18, 2018

I always wanted to see the Spiral Jetty. It was very dry so we could walk on and around it. The lake was way out and we waded a little but it's kind of nasty water. The drive out there was a little rough in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The Spiral Jetty is about a 2 hour drive from Salt Lake City. If you drive through Corinne, you will see Promontory Point and the National Parks monument commemorating the joining of the transcontinental railroad. That is a good stop for its own sake. Use...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

While visiting friends in Salt Lake City, they asked if we'd be interested in driving out to Spiral Jetty - never been and had been looking for reason to go. Sure, why not? About an 1.5-2 hours drive from SLC, approx 16 miles past the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank trup0002
Reviewed March 18, 2018

My wife and I drove around the Great Salt Lake, it took two days and was a lot of fun. We saw tons of the left overs of towns along the way from the original trans continental railway, before it went through the lake. We...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed February 22, 2018

This is unusual in a very cool and innovative way. An art installation in the middle of nowhere, sometimes underwater, sometimes not, on the northern Great Salt Lake. We loved seeing this in February -it was totally deserted and NOT underwater! You can walk it...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

If you are in Northern Utah, and ESPECIALLY if you are visiting Golden Spike Memorial, make an effort to go see the Spiral Jetty. It's only about 45 minutes to an hour away. It is best if the water level is just right, or sometimes...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

The Spiral Jetty’s beauty is really dependent on the weather conditions at the time. When I went, the lake was very low and much of it appeared like it was just made from large vehicle tracks. It would be very wise to check the water...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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October 16, 2018|
Response from RebeccaM5675 | Reviewed this property |
An hour is about right. It depends how much walking around you want to do. We walked to the center, then walked further to the waters edge. It was very dry when we were there. We also climbed the hill behind the parking area... More
Lindsy J
March 30, 2016|
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Response from Byelka | Reviewed this property |
I agree you could make it--but it would be slow and a bit rough-going!