Frary Peak is the high point of Antelope Island, the largest island in the Great Salt Lake. There are great views in all directions, especially back east to the Wasatch Mountains. The well-maintained trail is gaining popularity and for good reason, it is a great option early or late in the year, when the high peaks are under snow.
Take I-15 exit 335 (Syracuse/Antelope Island) and head west through Layton and Syracuse to the entrance station to Great Salt Lake State Park. At this writing, there is an $8 per vehicle fee to access the island. Once across the causeway, take the left fork for .6 miles, make another left and follow this road along the lakeshore for 5.2 miles, then make a right up a steep road for another .5 miles to the trailhead. There is plenty of parking, and the trail is obvious.
$9 fee per car to access the island. The trail is also closed for part of April and May each year for the Bighorn sheep lambing season. Call the park at 801-773-2941 (entrance gate) or 801-550-6165 (park headquarters) for details.
When To Climb
Best climbed in spring (when open) and late fall. Because of the low elevations, summer ascents are hot and uncomfortable.
Camping is allowed by permit only. To make camping reservations, call 1-800-322-3770.
www.stateparks.utah.gov is a good resource for information. See above for phone numbers.
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