Antelope Island . . . in the Snow?!?

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Antelope Island . . . in the Snow?!?


No kidding, Antelope Island is one of my family's favorite places to visit in Utah.  My husband grew up nearby Antelope Island, and has fond memories of trekking out here as a kid.  I fell in love with the landscape of this place when I was in college, and since then, my husband and I make a point of visiting Antelope Island at least once a year.  It's that amazing.

We recently visited this awe-inspiring location over the winter break and were enamored by the fact that the island was covered in snow, which made this magical place even more magical.  With the kids bundled up in snow gear, we spent a few hours playing at the beach at Bridger Bay. 

We had brought sleds (a really good idea), and the kids loved being pulled around on the frozen ground. 

The hill leading down to the beach also makes a great sledding hill, so make sure you bring sleds on your trek out to Antelope Island, especially if there's fresh snow.

After a couple of hours, my kids started to feel the cold, so we jumped back into our car to warm up.  We drove around the island to Buffalo Point, but didn't get out of the car since we were still frozen. 

The views from the car were still nice, though.  This was the extent of our exploration of wintry Antelope Island, although we've visited the visitor's center and Fielding Garr Ranch in the past (both excellent stops on your itinerary to visit Antelope Island).

If you've never experienced Antelope Island, winter is as good a time as any to make a trip out there.  But honestly, it's awesome year-round.

See some of The Salt Project's past posts here, here and here.

Camille

Visitor Info

Hours: 
Park Hours: Open Daily 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fielding Garr Ranch Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Visitor Center Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Facilities closed Thanksgiving & Christmas
Entrance Fee(s): 
Educational Groups: $1 per person with prior reservation
Commercial Groups (including over 8 people per vehicle): $3 per person and $5 per bus
Bicycles and Pedestrians: $3 per person
Senior entrance fee (Utah residents over 62 years of age): $5 per vehicle up to 8 people
Entrance fee: $10 per vehicle up to 8 people
Helpful Tips: 
  • This is not a stroller friendly place.  Leave the stroller at home and opt for a baby carrier (if necessary).
  • Bring sleds!  And lots of warm clothes! And hot chocolate!
  • Free parking throughout Antelope Island
  • Bathrooms are available throughout
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Check out our past Antelope Island posts here, here, here and here.

Phone: 
801-773-2941
Antelope Island Layton, UT

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