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Frary Peak (Antelope Island)

 
Frary Peak (Antelope Island)

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.96200°N / 112.215°W

Object Title: Frary Peak (Antelope Island)

Elevation: 6596 ft / 2010 m

 

Page By: MrWasatch

Created/Edited: Apr 7, 2004 / Feb 10, 2006

Object ID: 152498

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Page Score: 90.33%  - 32 Votes 

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Overview


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.

Getting There


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.

Red Tape


$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


Camping is allowed by permit only. To make camping reservations, call 1-800-322-3770.

Mountain Conditions


www.stateparks.utah.gov is a good resource for information. See above for phone numbers.

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MrWasatchUntitled Comment

MrWasatch

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the update, I put the new info on the Red Tape.
Posted Feb 10, 2006 3:01 pm
imontopUntitled Comment

imontop

Voted 10/10

There is no camping allowed on the island except for in established campgrounds. I would recommend Whiterock Bay over Bridger Bay because there are less RV's.
Posted Apr 18, 2004 5:33 pm
imontopUntitled Comment

imontop

Voted 10/10

I came up from Whiterock Bay on a different trail. I jumped off trail for about 10 minutes while connecting to the trail to the peak. There were some volunteer trail patrolers who saw me, called in a ranger to come and give me a ticket, and fine me $150! Oops! Needless to say, it was too early for the rangers, so I lucked out. There are about 30 volunteers that roam the trails on foot, bike, and horse. Stay on the trail!
Posted Apr 18, 2004 5:44 pm
Travis AtwoodUntitled Comment

Travis Atwood

Voted 10/10

Just visited the island yesterday (1/28/2006) and it looks like they have raised the entrance fee to $9 per car for a day-use pass.
Posted Jan 29, 2006 4:48 pm
MrWasatchUntitled Comment

MrWasatch

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the update, I put the new info on the Red Tape.
Posted Feb 10, 2006 3:01 pm

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