Nature April 21, 2016
Here Are 5 Islands In Utah That Are An Absolute Must Visit
Utah doesn’t have many islands, but it does have a few. Here are five that you absolutely must visit soon (not all of them are surrounded by water).
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Antelope Island
Visit Antelope Island by driving, walking or cycling across the causeway. Once you're there, you'll find tons of wildlife, including many species of birds, deer, antelope and bison. Visit the Fielding Garr Ranch and photograph the sunset.
2. Sand Island Recreation Area, Bluff
A "Utah" kind of island, you can camp at Sand Island. The area is also great for rock climbing, hiking and checking out the many Native American dwellings and petroglyphs in the area.
3. Island Park, Dinosaur National Monument
Island Park is part of the Dinosaur National Monument. To get there, you'll drive over unpaved roads for about 30 miles from the Visitor's Center. It's a beautiful spot for a picnic or hike.
4. Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park
Island in the Sky sits about 1,000 feet above the valley floor below. Check it out from the scenic vista points. The area is also known for Native American sites, such as False Kiva, pictured here.
5. Bird Island, Utah Lake
Bird Island is located just a few miles from Lincoln Beach. It's home to hundreds of seagulls. Pelicans stop here during their migration. You can reach it by boat, but go in slowly to avoid damaging your propeller - it's very shallow around the island.
Check out this video of Bird Island, posted on YouTube by craigmca10.
Which of these is your favorite “island?”