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Spiral Jetty near Brigham City
Distance: 790 miles one-way
Thirty miles west of Brigham City, on the Great Salt Lake's northern arm, is the "Spiral Jetty" sculpture, created from basalt and earth by artist Robert Smithson in 1970.
It forms a 1,500-foot-long coil stretching into the lake. Constructed during a long drought, "Spiral Jetty" became submerged a few years later when lake levels rose again.
In 1999, it resurfaced. For directions, see spiraljetty.org.
-- Shermakaye Bass