Salt Lake City: Frary Peak

On this 6.6-mile hike, you'll climb the highest peak on the Great Salt Lake's Antelope Island, which is home to more than 600 bison.
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On this 6.6-mile hike, you'll climb the highest peak on the Great Salt Lake's Antelope Island, which is home to more than 600 bison.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.4

Waypoints

FPT001

Location: 40.993709564209, -112.202598571777

Path climbs steeply through a mix of aromatic sagebrush and tall grass

FPT002

Location: 40.9948196411133, -112.205902099609

Keep climbing and curve SW. Bison usually nap and graze near the trail

FPT003

Location: 40.9894905090332, -112.210998535156

Old slag pile left by miners

FPT004

Location: 40.9871482849121, -112.213302612305

Brown, barren peak of Elephant Head rises in the W

FPT005

Location: 40.984260559082, -112.217796325684

Turn L @ Dooly Knob Jct.; trail switchbacks E through golden rangeland

FPT006

Location: 40.983829498291, -112.213798522949

Big views: Salty breezes blow off the Great Salt Lake, the largest body between the Great Lakes and the Pacific Ocean

FPT007

Location: 40.9814300537109, -112.215103149414

Climb wooden steps up steep trail; continue S on ridge

FPT008

Location: 40.9747200012207, -112.216201782227

The Wasatch Mountains provide a rugged backdrop in the E

FPT009

Location: 40.9671516418457, -112.216903686523

Continue S toward the highest point on the island on an exposed, grassy ridgeline with rocky outcroppings

FPT010

Location: 40.9626693725586, -112.216400146484

Frary Peak (6,596 ft.) offers contrasting views of city skyline, stormy peaks, and a shrinking prehistoric ocean. Retrace steps to car