San Felipe Salt Flats, Mexico

in TravelFeed4 months ago

One of our very first stops when we entered Mexico was San Felipe. We had heard of the salt flats located just north of the town and we were really interested in seeing them. They did not disappoint.

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The salt flats aren't really marked on Google Maps so they're hard to get
a location for, but they are located about an hour north of San Felipe.

As we neared it looked like snow and ice, like we had appeared back in Canada, an odd site in the desert. We spent the evening here watching the sun set and taking photos. The reflections in the water pooling on the salt make stunning photos (although you wouldn't know looking at the very few photos I took).

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With minerals that leach down from the surrounding ridges, combined with the high evaporation rates, low rainfall, and desert winds it's the perfect combination of natural circumstance to create the salt flats.

In hindsight, I would have taken a lot more photos, and from better angles. I feel like the photos I took don't really express how white the salt flats were, or the reflections the water pooled on the salt cast.

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Did you bag up some salt? Looks like a really cool place, well, probably a hot place!

haha I did not! Could've saved a lifetimes amount of salt.

Saltflats make for great photos.. so stark and dramatic

You're not wrong!