Saturday, March 21, 2015

ANTELOPE ISLAND ~ Explore de Island

We had a wonderful day bicycling and hiking Antelope Island State Park today.   God blessed us with a beautiful Spring day.

DESCRIPTION:  We begin our at the toll booth and bike the causeway to the Island.   Our first stop is the Memorial, where we get close up views of the Great Salt Lake.   We ride up to the next overlook and explore the visitor center, where they sell souvenirs and have flush restrooms.   We enjoy a coast down to the beach and start our climb up to Buffalo Point.   We locked our bicycles and helmets; then took a hike up to Buffalo Point for a scenic lunch. 

PARK FEE: $3 per bicycle
MILEAGE: 22 miles biking on pavement
TIME:  It took 5 hours to ride and hike today
BICYCLES: We'll be riding slow on mountain bikes.  Road bicycles are welcome too.
GEAR: Wind breaker, wear layers, helmets are required, flat repair kit, extra tube,
sunglasses, sunscreen, bicycle lock, camera and sack lunch.
DIRECTIONS:  Allow 1 hour time from SLC.  Come early.
Ogden: Take I-15 Southbound to Syracuse Antelope Island exit.
SLC: Take 1-15 Northbound to Syracuse Antelope Island exit.
Head west on Antelope Drive toward Great Salt Lake.

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