Antelope Island bicycle tour on pavement.
Description: 21.7 mile ride onto the Island, stopping at the visitor center, pedaling up to Buffalo Point, coasting down to the causeway, and back to the parking lot by the state park entrance booth.
Trip time: with stops at the visitor center, & Buffalo Point it was 3 1/2 hours, on mountain bikes.
Fees: $3 per bicycle ($2 seniors over 62), $9 per vehicle driving onto Island.
There may be a discount for groups of bicycle riders ~ one person may be able to buy the pass for everybody. Buy your entrance pass when you first arrive. We had to wait behind a long line of cars entering the park.
Drive time: 50 minutes from SLC due to road construction.
Directions from SLC:
- I-15 North to Layton
- Take the Antelope Drive exit 332
- head west on Antelope Drive to the Great Salt Lake
- park in the large parking lot outside the entrance gate
Gear: Helmet, gloves, windbreaker, sunglasses, sunscreen, energy snacks & lunch, camera, pump, bike lock, souvenir money, first aid, extra tube & flat tools.
Antelope Island State Park (Utah) http://stateparks.utah.gov/stateparks/parks/antelope-island/