Hiking to the highest point of Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake

There’s nowhere in Utah quite like Frary Peak. When you reach the top of this hike, you’re rewarded with the unique-to-Utah feeling of being completely surrounded by water.

The 7-mile roundtrip hike will take the better part of a day, but the views of the Great Salt Lake, bison and the unique territory of Antelope Island are worth the trek.

At 6,596 feet, Frary Peak is the highest point of the island, so prepare to climb. You’ll gain just over 2,000 feet over 3.5 miles up the trail. Most of the trail is exposed, so start early if you’re hiking on a hot day.

To get to Frary Peak, take the causeway to Antelope Island and pay the $10 fee for a vehicle with up to eight people or bike in for $3 per person. You’ll come to a fork in the road where you will turn left toward the visitors center. From there, signs point to the Frary Peak trailhead parking lot.

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