Catch a Sunset on Antelope Island

Utah Antelope Island

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Catch an amazing sunset over the Great Salt Lake. See herds of buffalo on the island. Accessible beaches if you want to bring your kayak or SUPYou can drive onto island or paddle over. Duration: A few hours.

This is a great place to catch a sunset with the herds of Buffalo grazing and the surrounding mountain ranges. With the clouds moving over the mountains and the water reflecting the sunset, you can get amazing shots if that's what you're interested in.

The smart move when heading there is to drive over with your significant other or good friends and pack up the picnic goods. You can take in the sunset and just hang out. Make sure you check what time the gate to the island is closed, because you want make sure you're not stuck there. It's also $10 per vehicle to drive onto the island.

If you're looking for a little bit of a more adventurous time out there, bring your SUP or Kayak and hit the water. There are several beaches you could launch from. The island is close enough to the east side of the lake that you could also paddle to it.

Make sure you bring your dog, you can walk out into the water pretty far as it's not too deep - plus, it's the closest thing Utah has to a beach.

Pack List

  • $10 to drive onto the island
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Food
  • Warm Blankets / Clothes
  • Kayak or SUP (optional)
  • Personal Flotation Device (optional)
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12 months ago

A Hidden Gem

Antelope Island was a huge surprise. It offers great camping, sunsets and wildlife to photograph. I will definitely make plans to visit again.

12 months ago

about 1 year ago

Worth Every Smell

Antelope Island is under-rated in my opinion. Sure it can smell pretty bad because of the brine shrimp and the GSL, and the bugs can be intense, but the landscape is beautiful and unique. You almost guaranteed to see wildlife, and the sunsets are incredible.

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

Beautiful!

Amazing views and easy to get to!

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

Varied adventures close to home

Antelope Island has a lot to offer - beautiful scenic vistas, incredible wildlife, and hikes with a variety of lengths and difficulties. It's a quick drive from Salt Lake and great fun for the whole family. If you're feeling ambitious, consider hiking the length of the island.

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

A great location for photography

Photographers paradise that's just 40 minutes from Salt Lake City. Some unique rock formations and a great place to catch sunrise/sunset

over 1 year ago

Added by Eric Bennett

Instagram: @bennettfilm Videographer, Photographer from San Diego, CA currently living in Provo, UT

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