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The Great Salt Lake’s Spiral Jetty is a symbol of Utah’s magnificent history

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SALT LAKE CITY — Nestled amid the rocky shores of the Great Salt Lake’s Rozel Point, the Spiral Jetty is more than simply artwork; it’s a testament to the seemingly infinite wonders of nature.

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Great Salt Lake’s Earthen Spiral

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When artist Robert Smithson was looking for a location to create his latest earthwork in the late 1960s, he hoped to find a place with red water. He came upon Rozel Point, a remote area in the north arm of Utah’s Great Salt Lake that blooms in pinks and oranges, thanks to an ever-fluctuating community of microbes in the salty waters.

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For a more descriptive reasoning of Great Salt Lake’s occasional red coloring, READ MORE HERE.

Lawmakers consider bill to make Spiral Jetty Utah’s official work of art

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It’s not a piece of art that was painted or sculpted. It’s what’s called landscape art, and one of the most popular pieces of landscape art in the world is in Utah.

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Saving Shelby: Strangers unite to save dog stuck in tar

Some of you may have caught this story—a happy note to start your Tuesday with. If you or someone you know is going out to the Spiral Jetty, be sure to let them know about these tar pits, and the risk they may pose, especially to children and pets!

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On a recent spring day, I traveled to a remote northern shoreline of the Great Salt Lake to shoot video of the Spiral Jetty, not knowing I would end up shooting video of a bizarre event that would play out nearby.

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POTD June 17, 2014: Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah

Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah
Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2013

Black basalt boulders of the Spiral Jetty in Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County.

Utah Bucket List: Spiral Jetty enchants on dynamic canvas

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Great Salt Lake • A salt-laden November fog fills the valleys of the Promontory Mountains like the crests of waves on an ocean. Thick storm clouds allow scattered streaks of sunlight, creating sliding silver bands on a water tinted red with bacteria.

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POTD September 10, 2013: Spiral Jetty in Great Salt Lake near Promontory Point, Box Elder County, Utah

Spiral Jetty in Great Salt Lake near Promontory Point, Box Elder County, Utah
Photographer: Don Clark

Great Salt Lake is likely best known for its high salinity and large size. Yet this unique lake also supports mineral and brine-shrimp industries,  provides a resting place for millions of migratory birds, and reveals varied spectacular sights. Sunsets over distant islands, white beaches, and water colors ranging from blue to pink offer inspiration for artists.

Boulders of basalt, now salt-encrusted, were moved from shore by artist Robert Smithson to create Spiral Jetty in Great Salt Lake near Promontory Point, Box Elder County.