Incredible and fun things to do in Tooele County, Utah on your first visit

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Tooele is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking places that features dramatic landforms on Earth you wouldn't see anywhere else.

Tooele County, Utah is a few minutes away from the famous Great Salt Lake. The county encloses almost 7000 square miles that include 12 mountain ranges, the Bonneville Salt Flats, and the wilderness of Cedar Mountains.

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Many mountain tracks and lakeside trails are meant for hiking, trail running, biking or sports climbing. The place is famous for the Tooele Army depot and the Pioneer museum over there is an amazing place to learn about the town's history.

The best time to visit Tooele is during the county's arts festival in June. This way you get to see the real and incredibly charming side of this county.

If you plan on visiting it soon, here are the main things that you must see in Tooele County, Utah!

Bonneville Salt Flats

One of the strangest landscapes in the world, Bonneville Salt Flats is an iconic area covering 30000 acres east of the Nevada border.

Photo by Visit Utah

This widely stretched and flat area of white sand is a result of the ancient remains of Lake Bonneville that covered this large basin. Bonneville Salt Flats hosts a racing season during Speed Week which is an annual event here in August.

Other notable events are the World of Speed and the SCTA world finals that occur in September and October respectively. So if you a fan of motorsports, this is the place you have to see.

Arts and festivals

Tooele County hosts a variety of festivals every year. Events such as local weekly farmer's markets occur regularly and are fun activities if you enjoy locally produced food and engaging with locals.

Photo by Tooele County Tourism Board

The most popular events that occur in the Tooele area are the old West Fest, the Miller motorsports, the Tooele arts festival, Salt Flats racing, and Pony express.

Many more events occur at different times of the year that are a continuous source of enjoyment for the people living in Tooele County, as well as those who are visiting.

Pony express national historic trail

In 1860 and 1861, the trail was originally used to deliver mail between Missouri and California within ten days.

For almost 18 months the mail service was delivered by young riders who used to travel 1840 miles. Their journey was over mountains and across deserts and was completed by riding horses.

Now there are many opportunities for horse riding and the trail also makes up for great bike rides on the paved and maintained road.

Photo by National Pony Express

The Great Salt Lake

If you ever get a chance to visit Tooele County, visiting the Great Salt Lake should be on your bucket list.

The 75 miles long and 28 miles wide lake is a heaven for the sailors because it has dense salty water and the waves are also very gentle.

Summer is a perfect season if you want to sail and boat because the water at this time is clear and warm.

Photo by Nelson Ji on Unsplash

Miller motorsports museum

This museum is located at the Miller Motorsports Park and if you are an auto racing enthusiast, then this place is for you.

Three are several different racing cars over there. The showroom in the museum exhibits more than 20 vintage racing cars and also has a series of brand-new Ford Mustangs.

The visit to the museum is free and needs no ticket but donations are accepted over here, so it's your choice if you want to donate and support the museum.

Have you ever been to Tooele County, Utah? If so, let us know about your experience in the comments below.

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