Antelope Island

Antelope Island

Starting from Kamas in Bear River, make your way toward Salt Lake City on Route 248.  The area is full of wildlife and so much to be seen, and is where I saw my first Beaver. Travel through Yolk in Wasatch County passing Hideout Canyon, view its splendour, a large water basin full of expensive boats. Look up to the sky as you are now passing the ski resort in Summit County, with its snow covered mountains. Travel via Highway 40 west and continue onto Highway 80 through the Dell Mountains (a gun range) now reaching the city limits, an unforgettable journey of natures beauty.

 Kamas

Kamas

Hideout Canyon

Hideout Canyon

Summit County

Summit County

Take Highway 10 north to Layton and Route 108 west to Syracause, taking the causeway onto Antelope Island, a small fee to cross and visit. Travel 7 miles onto the Island, take the route to visit The Old Style Range only 15 miles, explore the old homestead and the farm hands living quarters. Look into the barns, workshops study the old time equipment. Before moving on maybe spot an owl nest with young still in it. Continue to explore the remaining parts of the Island. There’s a large visitors centre with much to see and take advantage of the free film show. View the wildlife and get up to the herds of Bison. Stop for a snack and drinks before traveling the 7 miles back down the causeway with the Salt Lake either side of it, just stunning.

Syracause

Syracause

Visitors Centre

Visitors Centre

Stagecoach

Stagecoach

Causeway Beach

Causeway Beach

Bison

Bison

Antelope Island

Antelope Island

Continue south Highway 15 back to Salt Lake City then into Leith, stay over at the Days Inn which is very clean and tidy. These journeys are long; today covered 264 miles but this is the only way to see America but it is well worth the effort.