If you’ve been on Instagram or YouTube lately, you may have seen photos and video of people swimming, paddleboarding, and kayaking in a brilliant blue canal out near the Bonneville Salt Flats. The canal does look absolutely amazing, but officials say that the canal isn’t safe, and it might even be illegal to visit.

Would you dare to swim or paddle in this canal?

You’ll find some similar bright potash ponds near Moab, and you can see them from high up above.

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