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Antelope Island Buffalo 50

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Trail

51.4 mile 82.7 kilometer loop
97% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3,366' 1,026 m
Descent: -3,365' -1,026 m
High: 4,890' 1,491 m
Low: 4,204' 1,281 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Tom Wolfe

A great spring run on the island with a fair amount of wildlife.

Tom Wolfe

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Lots of bugs, generally from May until Oct.

Overview

There is not quite anything else like running on the island and mingling with the Buffalo. Sometimes they are on the trail or cross over trails in various places when traversing the island

Need to Know

No natural shade so have sunblock. $10 to get on the island, carpooling is best and cheaper. Only 15 minutes to civilization, bathrooms at campgrounds, no potable water

Runner Notes

Split Rock Loop Trail is the most technical portion of this run, most of the elevation is gained here and fairly rocky. Can be run in reverse. Elephant Head Trail is a 3 mile out and back for extra mileage.

Description

This is a popular 50 miler, especially among locals. The first 18 miles utilize White Rock Loop, Elephant Head Trail, and Split Rock Loop Trail. They are the most technical portions of the run and offer some great opportunities for photos.

You then head up the road and cross over to the eastern side of the island for 24 miles of mostly flat terrain heading to Garr Ranch. Eventually you'll turn around and head back the way you came. After getting back to the fence line, run west, back up the road and follow it out to Lakeside Trailhead to complete the final portion of the run to White Rock Bay.

Flora & Fauna

Buffalo, Antelope, Deer, and Coyotes make up most of the wildlife seen on the island.

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One of the many buffalo on the East Side Trail of Antelope Island. I really didn't like getting this close!
Apr 14, 2015 near Syracuse, UT
Climbing the White Rock Loop trail on Antelope Island
Mar 12, 2015 near Syracuse, UT
View of Split Rock Bay from Elephant Head Trail
Mar 12, 2015 near Syracuse, UT
Low clouds and Antelope Island from the Lakeside Trail
Apr 14, 2015 near Syracuse, UT
Outcropping on top of Split Rock Bay looking west
Mar 12, 2015 near Syracuse, UT
Split Rock
Mar 12, 2015 near Syracuse, UT

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