Wendover and the Bonneville Salt Flats

I’d never heard of the City of Wendover, until I decided to visit the Bonneville Salt Flats, just 9 miles to the East.  I expected some tiny place, but instead, I found a Utah city with a population of 1,000+ that focuses on mineral extraction and aviation.

Across the border, in West Wendover, Nevada, with 4x the population, were hotels, casinos, restaurants and a few gas stations.  I wouldn’t have even known they were two separate towns except when I briefly crossed the border for gas, my gps greeted me with, “Welcome to Nevada.”