Calendar of Events - 2012 - 2013
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Highlighted events are listed on the top part of the page.
Schedules are subject to change at any time!
Call Antelope Island to confirm at 801-725-9263
You can go for a horseback ride all year long. However, in order to schedule a ride, please provide at least 48 hour notice by calling (888) 878-8002, or fill out a request on the link below. Group size can be no more than 10 per ride, and costs begin at:
One hour (minimum): $50
- One & a half hours: $75
Two hours: $100
Horses are extremely gentle. Many are movie stars, so be sure to ask what movies they have appeared in.
Your outfitter will go with you
In most cases, the group is just your party (10 horses max)
You can set the time you want to ride, if horses are available
There is no galloping or double riding
You do NOT ride nose-to-tail on a trail. You get to ride side by side through the plains/grasses of the island
If you want to see a particular animal (mountain sheep, bison, pronghorn), be sure to ask your outfitter and perhaps you'll find one!
Children under 6 are not allowed to ride. Sorry.
Plan on at LEAST a 45 min drive to the stables at Fielding Garr Ranch from I-15 in Layton (exit 332 / Antelope Drive exit).
Click Here to Request a Horseback Reservation
Published Park Hours:
May through September - 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
October - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November through February - 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April - 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
VC and Fielding Garr Ranch Hours:
April 15 to September 14 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
September 15 to April 14 - 9a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving and Christmas
$9 day use per vehicle (includes Davis County causeway fee)
$3 cyclists and pedestrians
2012 - 2013 Events on Antelope Island
For more information and confirmation of these events, we suggest that you call the park naturalist at 801-721-9569 to confirm activities and times, before you head out there!
November 1-3 (Thursday - Saturday)
Working of the Bison. After letting the Bison rest from being rounded up, now it’s time to put them through their annual check up. These checks will help ensure the health of the herd and help wildlife managers determine which will be sold and which will stay on the Island. This is a fun and exciting process to watch. Tours will be given each day from 8 am – 5 pm at the Buffalo Corrals. For more information call (801) 721-9569
November 17 (Saturday)
Mammals of Antelope Island. Join the Park Naturalist at 3 pm in the visitor center to learn all about the many mammals that call Antelope Island home. Feel the pelt of a Bison, marvel at the sight of a badger skull. Suitable for all ages. Park entrance fees apply. For more information call (801) 721-9569.
November 24 (Saturday)
Evening Hike: The Night Sky. Bundle up and join the Park Naturalist at 5 pm on an easy to moderate 2-mile round trip hike around Buffalo Point Loop. We will stop at the top and talk about the phases of the moon, winter constellations and more. Meet at site #8 in Bridger Bay Campground. Park entrance fees apply. For more information call (801) 721-9569.
December 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013
Jerry Read Hancock will display paintings in the visitor center art gallery. For more information, please call (801) 725-9263.
December 15 (Saturday)
Astronomy Program: Early Winter Constellations. If you’ve ever looked up into the night sky and wondered about all those thousands of points of light, you are not alone. Come and discover the wonder of the night sky in this evening program focused on the vastness of space and winter constellations. Meet at 5:30 pm in the visitor center. Dress to spend some time outside. Park entrance fees apply. For more information call (801) 721-9569.
December 29 (Saturday)
Full Moon Hike: Dooley Knob. Join the Park Naturalist on this 3-mile moderate to difficult round trip hike to one of the amazing overlooks on the island. Steep ascents make this hike challenging for some. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight, snacks and water. Not recommended for children under 8 years old. Park entrance fees apply. For more information call (801) 721-9569.
6th Annual Cowboy Legends - Memorial Day Weekend 2013
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Cowboy Legends on Antelope Island is an annual event that brings thousands to the Fielding Garr Ranch, for nearly non-stop entertainment, great vittles, a Mercantile Trading Post, wagon rides, activities for the kids - and in general - a great time.
Antelope Island Stampede - Labor Day Weekend, Aug 30- Sept. 1, 2013
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Join your friends and neighbors, as well as professional kite flyers and hot-air balloon pilots from all over the country - over Labor Day weekend. The Antelope Island Stampede is a lot of fun for all ages - from kids to grandparents. There's something for every one to see, hear, do... or eat! Mark your calendars! You don't want to miss a minute of it!
The 27th Annual Bison Roundup - October 25-26, 2013
REMEMBER: these are wild, undomesticated, cranky and ornery animals. If you come over to watch, please DO NOT leave the safety of your car, and do not obstruct the animals or those on horseback.
See the State's website and invitation
Take a Hike!
The Salt Lake Tribune has provided a great summary of a fun hike on Antelope Island. It's the White Rock Loop Trail; about 7.5 miles. Dogs are allowed on a leash. It would take about 2 hours, or maybe a little longer if you stop for numerous photo ops!