Tour the archaeological remains of the old Saltair Resort


Saltair Pavilion Great Salt Lake Utah 1

Join Utah State Historic Preservation Officer, archaeologist and Great Salt Lake Collaborative member Dr. Chris Merritt for a walking tour of the archaeological remains of the old Saltair Resort. Learn about the history of the site, management of the Great Salt Lake and cultural resources, and the archaeological legacy that still remains out there and threats posed by looting.

Built in 1893 as the "Coney Island of the West", the Saltair Resort was hugely popular through the 1930s, though it faced many threats including receding water levels and fire.

Participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain for three miles. Late Summer/Early Fall can provide a wide range of weather, so be prepared for wind, rain, heat, and of course bugs. Good hiking shoes, a hat, and lots of water are a must. And not a bad idea to bring some bug spray!

Tour takes approximately 2 hours, with stops for interpretation and discussion, but everyone should plan on a 2.5 hour effort.

Meet outside the gate of the New Saltair along Frontage Road.