Gorgeous blue water and adventure await you only a couple of hours from EP.

There are more than just gorgeous green hills from all the rain we've seen in the Borderland recently. Just a couple of hours from El Paso is Salt Flats, a ghost town in Hudspeth County near Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Right outside the ghost town is a salt flat, which is where the town got its name from. A salt flat, or salt pan, is a flat area that's covered with salt and other minerals. The area shines in the sun and offers a beautiful landscape.

That landscape was made even more breathtaking thanks to all the rain West Texas has seen recently. The Salt Flats are now covered in water, making a lake right in front of the Guadalupe Mountains. Since people started seeing the water, word got around on social media and people began driving out there to see the sight for themselves.

The milky water, beautiful sunset, and purple mountains make the perfect setup for a great photoshoot which is exactly what people are doing. Facebook user Trini Sustaita showed us her family's photos from this week at Salt Flats.

Trini Sustaita
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The dog in the photo is a Great Dane so you can see just how high the water has gotten at Salt Flats and it's quite the sight to see!

Trini Sustaita

Some have asked if you can float on the water like tourists are able to do at the Dead Sea due to its high saline content but sadly no.

Trini Sustaita

If you'd like to head out there to see Salt Flats for yourself right now, head to the eastside of El Paso and get on Montana Avenue and keep going until it turns into Highway 62/ 180. According to El Pasoans who have already gone, the water will be on your left-hand side before you reach the Guadalupe Mountains.

Trini Sustaita
Trini Sustaita

 

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