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.
- 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