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Antelope Island State Park

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Antelope Island State Park

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DawgExplorer wrote a review Jan 2
Dalton, Georgia2,533 contributions285 helpful votes
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Our family of 4 spent the afternoon at Antelope in early July. The weather was great and the views were clear. We saw many Buffalo near the wonderful visitor center but so many more along Antelope Island Road. One large male circled our vehicle on the road which the kids loved seeing him so close. The island is mostly desolate but the views and wildlife made it quite an experience.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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TravelingMerm wrote a review Dec 2020
Monrovia, California1,958 contributions164 helpful votes
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Incredible views from the incredible hikes! Not to mention the bison meandering around everywhere! Highly recommend getting out and doing some hikes here - best way to check out the Great Salt Lake! We did two hikes on the island - the Lady Finger Point Trail and the Buffalo Point Trail - but there are many more of those aren’t enough! Once you pay the $15 (per car) entry fee, get your maps and pass the guard gate, you drive on the long causeway about 12-14 miles I think, before you get to the island. Definitely a sight to see! The first trail you come to is Lady Finger Point Trail and is 1/2 mile out and back according to their signage. But bc the lake is so dried up, we actually ended up walking all the way out to the “no trespassing” sign in front of Egg Island - we didn’t walk on that island though bc it’s closed off as a bird sanctuary so please be respectful of that. But it was still really interesting to just walk out to the sign anyway! And get close to the lake itself! There was a thing layer of snow covering most of the ground and icy and muddy (slippery too) in some spots so be sure to wear good shoes. If you want to get off the trail and come down to the lake’s edge, you’ll have to do some rock scrambling. There’s plenty of paved parking and some bathrooms at the entrance of this trail. The Buffalo Point Trail is just under a mile out and back according to their signage. The entrance of the trail has an “interactive center” (but it was closed), bathrooms and plenty of paved parking. The trail is a much higher point than Lady Finger and you get vast, 360 degree views! We even spotted tons of groups of Bison all along the hills surrounding us! Now this trail was fairly steep if you go off to the left. There was lots of crunchy, slippery snow/ice covering the trail so it was tough to get up. Some of my group (me included) went off to the side where there was no snow, but it was much steeper and the ground is kinda mushy and loose so it was tough either way lol! The trail off to the right was less steep but had more icy stuff covering it so it wasn’t much better. I highly recommend you be sure to wear decent hiking shoes with good grip and maybe even spikes! Coming down, I walked on some really loose rocks and they gave out and I fell backwards pretty hard, which was actually lucky bc if I had fallen forward I would’ve fallen down a very steep part of the hill and could’ve been hurt pretty badly! But once you brave the snowy, slippy trail and make it up to the top, you’re rewarded with some amazing views of the entire Great Salt Lake, it’s basin and the surrounding mountains! You can also look down on the first trail we did (Lady Finger Point) and Egg Island! We managed to time it just right to catch the sunset and it was just breathtaking! We stayed up there for ages just soaking it all in, watching the bison, rock scrambling and taking tons of fun pics!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Nancy L wrote a review Dec 2020
Orlando, Florida6,023 contributions386 helpful votes
One of the most beautiful places I have been. Every turn is more beautiful than the next. Take water as nothing open to purchase anything. Bison herds around and one even walked across the road in front of us. Do not miss this one.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Colleen C wrote a review Nov 2020
Middleton, WI214 contributions101 helpful votes
My husband surprised me on a trip out to Utah with this park, and it was a fun stop. Because there was a drought recently, it was shocking to see how low the Great Salt Lake was as we drove over it to get to the park. But, that was still a neat part of the experience. We drove all over, seeing bison, mule deer, and coyotes, which was very cool. We did get out and do some hiking, but it was so hot and dry, we didn't do a lot. This was a good surprise, though!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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RCTGJT wrote a review Nov 2020
Grand Junction, Colorado33 contributions1 helpful vote
The extensive hiking trails, from easy to difficult, may be the main attraction. Th are antelope, deer, bighorns and owls,but the main wildlife are the Bison. Unfortunately, in late fall they were all rounded up and unavailable to even see except for a few stragglers. Otherwise, no wildlife observed. Little bit of a drive to the historic ranch, but due to Covid, it was shut down. You could wander, and read the informative signs (pretty good), but no staff to give tours or answer questions. Kinda like visiting your grandparents old farm.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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