Ammon Cunningham Wants You to Know About the Great Salt Lake

June 21, 2017
 
In his position as an avid travel blogger, Ammon Cunningham sees Utah as far more than his home. He loves his state and actively encourages travelers to visit because Utah has so much to offer. Some of the most magnificent travel destinations in the world are located in his state and he doesn’t want them kept secret any longer. For example, just outside Utah’s largest city and the state capital sits one of the greatest tourist attractions in the entire world, The Great Salt Lake.

Perhaps the most striking thing about the Great Salt Lake, as Ammon Cunningham frequently writes, is that, as big as it is, it was once a whole lot bigger. Currently the largest and deepest inland lake west of the Mississippi, it is interesting to note that the current lake is actually just a remnant of what was once the much larger Lake Bonneville. Over centuries, evaporation caused the water table to fall and leave behind the Great Salt Lake Desert, also known as the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Great Salt Lake is saltier than most other bodies of water, including the oceans, which means swimmers who venture in can float without sinking. However, in addition to the beaches on the south end, The Great Salt Lake also features a recreation area, including boat landings.

Ammon Cunningham on Monument Valley

December 15, 2016
 
Blogger and travel enthusiast Ammon Cunningham considers Utah home, but he also wants people to know that his home state features some of the best travel destinations in the United States and the world. One of his favorite places to visit is the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, which is on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

The Navajo Nation is more than 27,000 square miles in all and actually covers parts of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. One of its most popular and recognizable natural features is Monument Valley, which has been featured in many films and commercials over the years. One of the most popular travel destinations in Monument Valley is called The Valley Drive, a 17-mile dirt road that winds through some of the most spectacular scenery in the park or anywhere.

When a traveler drives the road, they will see many of the greatest sights and formations anywhere. There are many pull-out areas where people can park and view or photograph the spectacular scenery. While it’s possible to venture off this trail, Ammon Cunningham wants you to know that it is in the heart of the desert, so a guide is required and can be arranged at the Monument Valley Visitor Center, near the entrance of the park.

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