Antelope Island State Park (Utah) 18-Sep-2017

WAntelope Island State Park Utah

After hikes in the Ruby Mountains Wilderness and Great Basin National Park, we decided to enjoy some “big city” civilization (and a wider selection of microbrews) by heading over to Salt Lake City. Once there, we found time – amongst the bookstores, microbrews, and restaurants – to visit Antelope Island State Park, located about 40 miles north of the city.  On our last and only visit to this park – while escaping briefly from a conference in Salt Lake – we’d had to deal with a fog so thick that we couldn’t see much beyond the hood of our rental car.  But we’d heard that it was quite a beautiful area – when visible – so we took this opportunity to actually see it for ourselves.  Well, long story short, it is an amazing outdoor venue, with spectacular views of the Great Salt Lake, along with the Historic Fielding Garr Ranch and free-ranging bison (among other desert animals of various sizes and temperments).  The folks in Salt Lake are lucky to have someplace this nice so close by…

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Looking toward Fremont Island from below Buffalo Point

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Sunflower with insect guest

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Climbing to Buffalo Point

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Looking north to Fremont Island from Buffalo Point

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Looking east toward the Wasatch Front from Buffalo Point

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Looking south to Frary Peak from Buffalo Point

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Looking west to Carrington Island from Buffalo Point

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Along the road to the historic Fielding Garr Ranch

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The main house and bunkhouse at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch

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Interior of the bunkhouse, simple but comfier than sleeping on your horse

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