The area west of Great Salt Lake, Utah is home to many instances of a natural phenomenon called a salt flat or salt pan. These form in desert environments when water evaporates quickly and the ground can't absorb the minerals which had dissolved in the water. The most well-known of these is the Bonneville Salt Flats. Seen here in this drone video by primeson, the Bonneville Flats are owned by the US Bureau of Land Management. These wide-open expanses have been used to set numerous land-speed records.