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Salt Flat, Texas

Salt Flat is a small community that grew near extensive surface salt deposits left by intermittent lakes in Hudspeth County just west of the Guadalupe Mountains. Some of the gray-white salt deposits may be seen today from U.S. 62/180.

The area was the focus of a bloody dispute known as the Salt War in the 1860s and '70s. Before the dispute reached a confused, tragic end, it had involved both Mexican and U.S. citizens, political parties, judges, legislators, mob action, army troops and Texas Rangers. Murder, assassination and revenge killings took place on both sides.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Salt Flat, TX

Railroad & Transportation Museum of El Paso

The oldest Classic American locomotive (1857) in the West is the feature exhibit. After being listed as a National Treasure, ...

City Park

40-acre park adjacent to Fantasyland. Picnicking, grills, swimming pool, camping....

Rankin Museum

Housed in the historic Yates Hotel (c. 1927) built by oil tycoon Ira Yates, the Rankin Museum features the restored lobby, or...