Antelope Island, the biggest island in Great Salt Lake, is arrived at with a seven-mile causeway, a thrilling drive that touches upon just above the top of lake while offering incredible sights from the nearby Wasatch Mountain tops.
Once showed up at Antelope Island Condition Park, site visitors can also enjoy wildlife in plenty. Bird watchers thrill to countless shorebirds gathering across the island shorelines. Inland, site visitors can place free-varying creatures, including bison, California bighorn sheep, mule deer, and fast pronghorn antelope—North America's quickest land animal. While pronghorns are indigenous to the area, the bison herd, which varies from 550 to 700 creatures, is descended from 12 people introduced within 1893. The truly adventurous, and equine-savvy, may even play in the park's annual bison roundup. Held each fall, the big event takes stock from the island bison, inoculates the creatures, and auctions off a couple of surplus monsters to help keep the herd in a workable number. Armchair cowboys can easily benefit from the spectacle from the safe distance.