One of Utah’s most uniquely beautiful places that features some of the most dramatic landforms on Earth
Tooele County, Utah is located just minutes from Salt Lake, along the south shores of the Great Salt Lake. From its historic mining sites to modern-day military facilities, Tooele offers a variety of experiences unique to this area.
Top Ten Things to Do in Tooele
Wondering if there are any things to do in Tooele? Cool. We have 10 (there are more, but these 10 are pretty awesome).
Just 35 minutes west of Salt Lake City in the heart of Tooele County is the Deseret Peak Complex. This venue features a wide array of activities, and there is something to satisfy every sports enthusiast's hunger for excitement. The complex is nestled in the heart of the Tooele Valley and is full of family fun activities.
Imagine a place so flat you seem to see the curvature of the planet, so barren not even the simplest life forms can exist. Imagine the passing thunder of strange vehicles hurtling by on a vast dazzling white plain. This is not an alien world far from earth; it is Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats.
The Bonneville Salt Flats is one of the most unique natural features in Utah. Stretching over 30,000 acres, the Bonneville Salt Flats is a fragile resource administered by the Bureau of Land Management. It is located along I-80 near the Utah-Nevada border. Wendover is the closest city.
Thousands of visitors, commercial filmmakers, and of course, high speed auto racers, make the Bonneville Salt Flats a world famous destination. We hope you enjoy your visit to this natural wonder on Utah's public land.
We offer a wide variety of venues, so there is something for everyone. We are sure to please even the toughest critics in your family. Visiting the Deseret Peak Complex is a perfect way to spend an afternoon, an entire Saturday, or a special occasion.
This world-renowned racetrack is home to Utah's first Nascar race. The road course is a 4.5 mile long, 40-50 foot wide, 24-turn layout that provides a variety of cornering speeds, from 50 mph to well over 100 mph. The fastest cars and motorcycles will approach 200 miles per hour on the track's 50 foot wide, 3500 foot main straight. Kart racing is also available.
Three golf courses dot the Tooele County landscape with fees 30% lower than the Salt Lake Valley. Oquirrh Hills Golf Course: 18 holes over 6,611 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal) 1255 E Vine St, Tooele, UT 84074, (435) 882-4220, The Links at Overlake: 18 holes over 7,248 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 700 Tiger Ln, Tooele, UT 84074, (435) 882-8802, Stansbury Park Golf Course: 18 holes over 6,779 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 1 Country Clb,Tooele, UT 84074, (801) 328-1483.
Tooele County is rich with heritage and tradition. Museums, monuments, and memorials cover the county. Pony Express Trail, Utah State Firefighters Museum, and Pioneer memorials are only a few.
National Forest, Settlement Canyon, Middle Canyon, hiking, biking, camping, fishing.
Wanna fly? It is no longer just a dream. You can fly; Skydive Utah will teach you how. Your first skydive is only a phone call away. Fly high above the Great Salt Lake with a view that goes on for miles. Tooele County is one of the few places in Utah where skydiving is allowed.
Bonneville Seabase is your in-land source for warm water SCUBA diving and snorkeling -and hundreds of colorful tropical salt-water fish. This geothermally heated, salt water, high altitude mini ocean is the only one of its kind for SCUBA diving, snorkeling, and training. Whether you are feeding the beautiful French Angelfish or observing the docile Nurse Sharks, you'll never believe you are in the middle of Utah.
Visit one of the world's wonders, Utah's inland sea. Cruises, sailing, windsurfing, and biking are all part of the great salt lake. The Great Salt Lake and its islands provide outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities in northern Utah. Sunsets over the lake can be breathtaking. Amazing red, orange, lavender and magenta hues slowly dissolve in the evening sky. The lake's turquoise waters attract sailors, its white sand beaches are popular with swimmers and sunbathers, and craggy outcroppings on Antelope Island and some shoreline areas draw hikers and mountain bikers.
The view from our side is amazing. Travel to the top of the Oquirrh Mountains to see the most spectacular view of the the world's largest man-made excavation and first open-pit, is located 28 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. 2.5-miles across, and .75-miles deep, the mine is so big, it can be seen from space shuttles in outer space.
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