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Salt Lake City KOA, near Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City KOA, near Salt Lake City, Utah

A Stop on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour

By Jim Fulton

I spent a week at Salt Lake City KOA, in Salt Lake City, Utah. From the time I left Twin Falls until I left Salt Lake City, it rained almost every day, so I got a lot of work done. I did take a rainy afternoon to visit the Natural History Museum of Utah, which was very well designed as a teaching museum; and I took advantage of the only merely partly cloudy day to wander up the the Great Salt Lake itself.

Arrival Day of Tour Nights Stayed Departure Mileage
Map Actual Odometer Accumulated
2019/5/21 GFT 518 7 2019/5/28 217 480 52,680 GFT 34,163
GFT 2 21 GFT 2 1,153
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City is not my favorite city, that despite rugged beauty of the mountains to the east, and the barren beauty of the sagebrush-covered grasslands to the north. Partly my bias results from several past trips through the area, when it seemed I had to put up with mile after mile of unattractive light industrial zoning before I could get out of the metropolis. There are probably deeper prejudices there too, but this is not the time to go into them.

On this occasion, unlike most others, I was right downtown, fairly close to the Temple, and for the first time I had a chance to drive through a residential area of town: block after block of pleasant, if elderly, American Craftsman-style bungalows,Wikipedia that I once thought worthy of aspiring to. On the whole, an uptick in my appreciation of the city.

The Journey to Salt Lake City

The Journey to Salt Lake City

Wet! All day! I hate setting up my trailer in the rain, especially a cold rain, even when the fall is fairly light. But that's what I got when I pulled into my site at the Salt Lake City KOA. Grumph! At least practice has made me more efficient at it.

The rain set in just after I left Twin Falls, and from then on it was only a matter of how much, not whether. It wasn't a long drive, only a couple hundred miles and change, about four hours. The first half passed through the heart of Idaho's Snake River tableland, with the cattle ranches of Twin Falls giving way to cropland, most only just showing their green crowns. As I-84 turned south toward Utah, the crops, no longer affordably watered by the Snake, gave way to pastureland, half-covered with sage, interruped irregularly by rocky hills or ravines. As I approached the central Utah megapolis, the pasturelands themselves gradually transformed into well-ordered, apparently profitable farms. Then it became city: city-interstates, city-roads, city-buildings, city businesses, pretty much like any other modern North American metropolis.

Maps of Journey

Maps of the Phoenix's journey to, around, and from Salt Lake City.Phoenix Popup

Previous Location: Twin Falls / Jerome KOA, Twin Falls, Idaho
Route of Journey to Salt Lake City, Utah, from Twin Falls, Idaho
Route of Journey to Salt Lake City, Utah, from Twin Falls, Idaho
Current Location: Salt Lake City KOA, Salt Lake City, Utah
Route of Journey from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Kemmerer, Wyoming
Route of Journey from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Kemmerer, Wyoming
Next Destination: Riverside RV Park, Kemmerer, Wyoming

Around Salt Lake City

What do you do when the weather offers you an unexpected sunny day in Salt Lake City, the international center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? You visit the Temple Square. At least, that's what I did. For such a beautiful day, the croud seemed very light. I guess most people made other plans for Memorial Day Weekend.

I did notice on my way that for such a large, busy metropolis, the city seems extraordinarily clean and well-maintained.

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Salt Lake City KOA

The KOA in Salt Lake City is huge! After the last two mini-KOAs I've stayed in, it's humongous! Big enough that a trek around the perimeter is a decent walk. It's a well-established, well-maintained park, with a variety of tall trees, right in the center of town. Nonetheless, the nearby traffic is fairly light.

The park is laid out well. The lanes are wide enough that access is easy. The sites are paved and wide, though the length of mine didn't let me disconnect and park in front of the trailer; I had to park on the grass. The staff is helpful and friendly, but maybe a little more business-like than in smaller KOAs.

The but is the price. At $57 a night after my KOA discount, this is well above my comfort level, and made the difference in my staying only one week rather than my previously planned two. Oh well, cities aren't my thing anyway.

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Address 1400 West North Temple
Salt Lake City UT 84116
Home Page https://koa.com/campgrounds/salt-lake-city/
Phone (801) 328-0224‬
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Rate (net US$) $57
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Reviews (as of 2018/5/24)
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Campground Reviews 7.8 Good 10
Good Sam 10 10
KOA 4.5 5
Tripadvisor 3.5 5
Phoenix 7 10
Attractiveness 8 10
Friendliness 7 10
Tree Cover 8 10: Dense - 1: Treeless
Site Length 7 10
Site Width 8 10
Ease of Access 8 10
WiFiPhoenix Popup 8 10
Pros
  • Center of town
  • Yet feels separate
Cons
  • EXPENSIVE!

Points of Interest

There were two points of interest that I planned to visit while in Salt Lake City: the Great Salt Lake itself, and the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Natural History Museum of Utah

Salt Lake City's Natural History MuseumWikipedia must have been designed by educators, recently. It looks like the kind of place that would attract and educate young people, without overwhelming them. Exhibits are arranged by age, so that visitors can walk either forward or backward in time, seeing together fossils of organisms that would have lived together. Factoids about each are readily available for those who want the word to go with the wonder. There's a good mix of paleontology and geology.

That said, I found the variety of exhibits sparse. The focus, as at many successful public museums, is on the monsters of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic,Wikipedia the dinosaurs and giant mammals that kids associate with the raw power they'd like to have. Plants, fish, invertebrates, and pre-Mesozoic organisms of any kind get little respect and little floor space. Ah well, not every museum has to cater to the nerd. Of course, the pot needs to apologize to the kettle: in filtering my photos for presentation here, I've fallen prey to the very same biases toward the big. (All will be visible in my virtual museum, which should be available in something less than a century.

On the other hand, a couple of their exhibits were best of breed: their exhibits of hominid skulls and of ceratopsian skulls, showed more diversity of any place else I've been. Several of their ceratopsians were brand new to my collection. That alone made this visit more than worthwhile!

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Very Early Near Hominid from Chad - 7-6 Million Years Ago
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Very Early Near Hominid from Chad - 7-6 Million Years Ago
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Very Early Near Hominid from Chad - 7-6 Million Years Ago
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Early Hominid from the Afar Desert of Ethiopia - 4.4-3.9 Million Years Ago
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Early Hominid from the Afar Desert of Ethiopia - 4.4-3.9 Million Years Ago
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Early Hominid from the Lake Turkana in Kenya - 3.5-3.2 Million Years Ago
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Early Hominid from the Lake Turkana in Kenya - 3.5-3.2 Million Years Ago
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Early Hominid from Kenya and Ethiopia - 2.7-2.3 Million Years Ago
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Early Hominid from Kenya and Ethiopia - 2.7-2.3 Million Years Ago
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Early Hominid from Africa - 2.3-1.2 Million Years Ago
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Early Hominid from Africa - 2.3-1.2 Million Years Ago
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Early Hominid from South Africa - 1.8-1.2 Million Years Ago
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Early Hominid from South Africa - 1.8-1.2 Million Years Ago
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Early Hominid from Africa - 3.6-2.95 Million Years Ago
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Early Hominid from Africa - 3.6-2.95 Million Years Ago
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Australopithecus africanus
Early Hominid from South Africa - 3.3-2.1 Million Years Ago
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Australopithecus africanus
Early Hominid from South Africa - 3.3-2.1 Million Years Ago
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Homo erectus
Hominid - 1.89-0.07 Million Years Ago
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Homo erectus
Hominid - 1.89-0.07 Million Years Ago
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Homo floresiensis
Hominid from Indonesia - 95-17 Thousand Years Ago
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Hominid from Indonesia - 95-17 Thousand Years Ago
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Homo habilis
Hominid from Africa - 2.4-1.4 Million Years Ago
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Hominid from Africa - 2.4-1.4 Million Years Ago
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Homo rudolfensis
Hominid from Kenya - 1.9-1.8 Million Years Ago
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Hominid from Kenya - 1.9-1.8 Million Years Ago
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Homo heidelbergensis
Hominid from Europe - 0.7-0.2 Million Years Ago
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Hominid from Europe - 0.7-0.2 Million Years Ago
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Hominid from South Africa - Dates Uncertain
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Hominid from South Africa - Dates Uncertain
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Homo neanderthalensi
Hominid from Europe - 200-28 Thousand Years Ago
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Hominid from Europe - 200-28 Thousand Years Ago
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Hominid from Europe - 200-28 Thousand Years Ago
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Homo Sapiens
The Only Extant Hominid - 200,000 Years Ago - Present
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Homo Sapiens
The Only Extant Hominid - 200,000 Years Ago - Present
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Natural History Museum of Utah

Great Salt Lake

I had seen the Great Salt Lake before, but only at a distance, as I drove along the interstate. (I have, but do not trust, a vague memory of actually visiting the lake back in the 50s on a trip to California with my family.) This trip I was actually going to visit it up close and personal. The weather made me wait until Sunday, and even then it was only partly sunny.

The Great Salt Lake is the largest (by far) of four lake-sized remnants of the ancient Lake BonnevilleWikipedia that covered much of western Utah off and on from maybe 800,000 years until about 14,500 years ago, before it broke through the Red Rock Pass,Wikipedia and emptied most of its waters into the Snake River Valley in the Bonneville Flood.Wikipedia The other, drier remnant is the Bonneville Salt Flats,Wikipedia which I did not get to see this trip. (Click this button Phoenix Popup for a summary of Lake Bonneville and its evaporation into the Great Salt Lake.)

I viewed the lake from two separate vantage points: first, the Great Salt Lake State Park and Marina,Wikipedia on the southeast corner of the lake; and second, from Antelope Island,Wikipedia a few miles to the north. It was at the former that I learned what I probably should have known: the Great Salt Lake is terminal or endorheic basin, like the Dead Sea, it has no outlet to the ocean or any other bodies of water. Water flows in from the surrounding mountains,Wikipedia but it only gets out by evaporation, which removes water but not its mineral content, slowly increasing the salinity of the lake. What this means is that the region is flat! Except for the surrounding mountains, the islands, and a few other rocky outcrops, the whole area is flat as the only slightly lower lake. What variations in elevation there were have been filled in by 14 thousand years of siltation. The lake itself is surrounded by a wide margin of colorful salt flats and marshes.

Because of the salinity of the lake, few animals can thrive in or on the water. Brine shrimpWikipedia are the exception in the water; brine flies,WikipediaPhoenix just above. I saw the brine flies down close to the water at a boat ramp at Great Salt Lake Marina. Another kind of insect, more mosquito-like but at the time non-biting, hovered in the millions along the jetty that connects Antelope Island to the mainland. I had to go immediately to a car wash to get them off my truck after my venture there. I managed to get a couple photos of them. The Island is home to a variety of larger wildlife: lots of birds, bison that were imported from elsewhere, and the pronghorns,Wikipedia which give the island its name (though technically pronghorns are not antelopeWikipedia).

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Onward

My next stop after leaving Salt Lake City was Kemmerer, Wyoming, from which I visited Fossil Butte National Monument.Wikipedia

Happy Trails!

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I have always embedded Google Maps™ of my routes from place to place. These maps not only gave you a general overview of where I was, they allowed you to open that route in Google Maps itself, to zoom in and out as you willed, in order to look more closely at the geography of my travels.

I am sad to report that I can no longer show you Google Maps™ of my routes. Google, in its infinite corporate wisdom, now charges a fee to embed such"advanced" features, a cost which a pro bono site like this cannot endure.

From now on, I will only show you Google Maps™ of the previous, current, and next locations where I stay (at least until Google gets even greedier, and puts a price on those too). In addition, I will show you non-interactive images (screen shots) of maps of my routes. All maps will be included in the Journey section of the blog (rather than having the next destination map at the end).

Nonetheless, you can still view my route, in Google Maps™, at no cost to either of us (yet). On either the Current Location or the Next Destination map:

  1. Click on "View larger map" to open the map in Google Maps™.
  2. Click on the "Directions" button.
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  5. Hit Return.

Of course this procedure doesn't show you which among alternative routes I took, or what side trips I ventured on, or what strange adventures my phone's GPS might have sent me down, but I will give you an approximation of my route.

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