If you ever find yourself in Salt Lake City, do yourself a favor and take the 45 minute drive to Antelope Island State Park. You won't regret it.
On our last night in Salt Lake City, we decided to head out to Antelope Island for a quiet evening and were awarded with great weather and beautiful views.
Antelope Island State Park is one of those hidden gems that is unlike anything else around. It feels like stepping back in time as you watch the herds of free range bison grazing in every direction.
After parking it is a short 1/2 mile hike to Buffalo Point, a great spot to set up a picnic and enjoy the views. Looking back to the east, you see the seven canyons that surround Salt Lake City soaking up the last of the day. To the west is The Great Salt Lake, spreading across the horizon as the sun sinks.
In case you can't make it, here is a quick timelapse from our trip.
Trust us, the views are well worth the $10 entrance fee.