Antelope Island State Park

Bountiful, Utah 84011

Antelope Island State Park

Antelope Island State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Mountain biking in Utah conjures up images of redrock canyons in the south and of alpine mountains in the north. But would you ever imagine riding on island trails surrounded by aquamarine water? In the Caribbean perhaps, but in Utah? Biking at Antelope Island State Park is a unique experience that will leave an indelible impression that is very different from the rest of the state.

The encompassing views of inland sea, rocky island, and distant mountains combined with scents of sea breezes are surreal, and sunsets on Antelope Island are always superlative. White Rock Bay Loop and half of Split Rock Bay Loop are doubletrack; other trails are singletrack."

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"The 7.2-mile-long causeway to Antelope Island provides one of the state’s more unique birding opportunities, including a view in cross section of life on the open lake and acres of waterfowl bobbing on the salty waters.

The greatest attraction on this route is the chance to see enormous flocks of waterfowl, but don’t overlook the shorebirds.

This guide provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information."

"The Great Salt Lake is home to ten islands. The largest, Antelope Island, holds populations of American bison, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, coyote, porcupine, and many birds, including some species of birds unique to Antelope Island. With all the birds, anticipate a fair amount of bugs and gnats to send you home with a few itchy souvenirs. Gnats hatch in the spring, so spring hikers should wear long sleeves and pants."

Antelope Island State Park Reviews

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This trail is really different. You are out in the middle of the Great Salt Lake on a desert(really dry) island. The riding is ok but you share the trail with horses and you know what they leave behind. Trails are smooth except for some sandy sections and a few loose rock sections. Overall not the best place to ride but the scenery is what makes it fun. Don''t go in the summertime. Too hot!!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
750 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty
Skill Level
February to April and September to November are ideal. Winter ok when sunny, dry conditions prevail. Summer months can be deathly hot, and insects can eat you alive.
4,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,960 feet
Top Elevation
Antelope Island State Park, 801-773-2940
Local Contacts
USGS: Antelope Island North, Antelope Island South, and Buffalo Point
Local Maps

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Oct 2018