The Buffalo Point Trail is located on Antelope Island State Park in the state of Utah. While there are numerous places to hike in this state during a Utah road trip, this is one of the best. The trail is a short 1.3 miles. People of all ages can walk along this trail without any issues, as long as they don’t mind a steep incline. There are benches along the trail, so you can rest if you need to.
Everything You Must Know to Hike Buffalo Point Trail
Best Time to Hike Buffalo Point Trail
The best times to hike Buffalo Point Trail is during the spring, fall, and winter. The temperatures are too hot during the summer. However, it is usually the gnats and flies that bite that cause people to avoid this trail during the summer months.
Things to See as You Hike Buffalo Point Trail
I always recommend that everyone begins their time at the Visitor Center. A quick stop here will have you learning about the area and what you will see during your hike. You can also see where a few things are located from the observation deck.
There is plenty of wildlife roaming around Antelope Island State Park. That means you will see plenty of those animals when you are out on Buffalo Point Trail. You will really want to keep a close eye out for bison. They are big enough that you should see them before you get too close.
Great Salt Lake
Great Salt Lake is amazing and the views you can see of it from this trail are picturesque. I recommend taking pictures from different perspectives, so you can appreciate this lake for the beauty it shares.
There is no point in climbing all the way to this summit and not paying attention to the surrounding mountains. The Wasatch Mountains are just in the distance, and you can get some great pictures of them from the trail.
The Sunset and the Stars
While you are going to spend most of your time hiking Buffalo Point Trail, there are a couple other things that are better. I recommend staying at the summit of Buffalo Point until later in the day. This will allow you to find the perfect spot to watch the sunset. You can even stay later than that to watch the stars as they light up the sky.
Hiking Buffalo Point Trail is one of the favorite things to do during a Utah road trip. I can easily add this to your itinerary, along with so many other things to do in Utah.
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