Antelope Island State Park Loop is a 7.3 mile loop trail located near Syracuse, UT that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for trail running and mountain biking.
Took the mountain bikes on this trail, it was a lot of fun
Lots to see. Many trail options.
Great walk lots of deer and buffalo
A very visually interesting place to drive around and then get out and walk in a few places. Great for some landscape photography. I saw one buffalo and no antelope.
Not really much hiking but really fun for the family
Pretty island, great views of the Great Salt Lake, fun hiking trails, but the bugs can be bad
Absolutely beautiful island. The wildlife and the views of the lake are stunning. You can hike pretty much anywhere around the island and there are a few lookout points that are nice. Also a great place to bring dogs since it's so open.
However, do NOT go during bug season! I thought September would be late enough to avoid the bugs but I was wrong. I have never seen so many bugs! At night the swarms were so dense we couldn't do anything, including eat dinner or hang out outside of our tent. Would definitely recommend going when there are less bugs, maybe later in the season.
Antelope Island is a beautiful and unique place to visit. We were lucky in September and saw lots of buffalo and even a couple of antelope. The island has a certain romantic quality that comes across in photographs. We drove around the island stopping here and there to take pictures and makes for a nice trip for those who may have difficulty walking.
Camped with a scout troop after the crowds were gone so the boys couldn't bother anyone.
We live 2 miles from the entrance and make it a point every summer to visit. It doesn't look like much but we enjoy the driving and taking pictures of the wild life out there. The kids always enjoy the small walk on "the beach", the museum, and and having buffalo burgers there.
I call this home and run the trails here 2-3 times per week from Fall to Spring.. This is the home of the Buffalo Run a local trail runners favorite in the spring.. Great venue, great everything for that matter
I live in Phoenix and frequently travel to Salt Lake City for work. I try to sneak a ride in during my spring, summer and fall trips. Antelope Island easily blew my mind. Split Rock Trail out around Elephant Head, though not very technical (it has its moments, though!), affords stunning views across The Lake unlike any other place. Ride it in early June, and you'll be treated to a beautiful wildflower display as well. The bison and antelope are pretty cool; in fact my first ride out on the island provided my one and only time I could use the "I am late to work this morning because I had a staring standoff with a buffalo" excuse. No kidding. Just me, my Jamis, the lone bison standing his ground between me and my rental car, and a newly risen sun. It was a glorious solo ride I don't think I will ever forget, nor would I want to.
There are plenty of hiking and biking trails all over the island. I went mountain biking and found the trails good in most places, although they tend to be pretty sandy at the lower elevations. We went in October so the bugs and people were almost nonexistent. There were lots of bison roaming all over. They look docile enough, but keep your distance as they are not tame and they are very large animals.
Loved Antelope Island. Will go back when the biting gnats are gone. It was too unbearable to get out of the car. Lots of wildlife to see. We saw bison, deer and antelope. They have a very nice visitor center and would love to go and camp there some time.
Worth the trip out, very nice views across the lake and of the Wasatch front. Be sure to bring the bug spray.
We camped here for one nite after a long drive down from 3 days camping @ Yellowstone, late October 2006. Although it was in the nippy lower 50's over nite, it was a great relief for us since it was below FREEZING (20's) back at Yellowstone. And what a great setting camping out on the Great Salt Lake on this beautiful island which was almost all to ourselves except for one family with a couple small children. Desert like conditions, no trees, just dry grass clumps, but wonderflul long distance views! the very chilly water of the lake was quite shallow, but I ventured out quite a ways to find a spot where I could freely float on my back while Linda snapped a picture! We assume by the many visitor facilities and parking lots along the beach, this would be a very crowded place in the summer (?)