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Ladyfinger Point – Antelope Island
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Overview
Location

Antelope Island State Park, Utah

Sights

Great Salt Lake, Birds, Sunsets

Distance

Half mile round trip

Elevation Gain/Loss

Negligible

Time Required

15-60 Minutes

Pets

No

Fees

$10 Park entrance fee

Water Info

None

Best Season

Any

Sun Exposure

No shade

Trail Condition

Partial gravel, partial rock hopping

Restrooms

Yes

Visitor Center

Yes

Camping

Nearby

Food

At the beach

Driving Directions



The Trail:

Ladyfinger Point is a very easy hike at Antelope Island State Park in Syracuse, Utah. This is one of the best places anywhere to view a sunset. The Great Salt Lake is famous for them and this trail gets you right in the middle of the action. Be sure to bring bug spray because evenings here can get very buggy. The trail head is located on the far Northwest side of the Island just north of the Beach area. It is well signed.

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Ladyfinger Point itself is very anti climatic group of rocks but it is a great place to view sunsets, and the Great Salt Lake. You can also see Egg Island. It may look like you can walk to it but keep in mind it is closed to the public to protect the many birds that nest there. It is a quarter mile each way to the point. There are optional rock scrambles to crawl around on. The trail starts out as a very wide and easy dirt path.

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You will very quickly see the rocks at Ladyfinger Point. Me and my brother spent many times here as a kid trying to catch lizards. Be careful with small kids though, the rocks are very sharp if you fall.

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There are also a couple benches you can sit and relax on.

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Looking off towards the main island you will get the great pinks in the sunset if there are clouds.

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To the north and west you will get the great reds and yellows. We had a great evening of views!

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The Return:

Return to your car the way you came in.

 


Personal Thoughts:

I love this trail because it is very easy and I am obsessed with sunsets. Rarely is there a night where you won’t be rewarded. Add this to your list for sure if you visit the area.

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About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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