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Davis County

Hike - Antelope Island - Buffalo Peak - (Beginner) & Dooley Knob (Intermediate)

Where the buffalo, porcupine and antelope play. Great time to go to Antelope - no bugs! Full sun exposure so slim on snow and avalanche danger is very low. 360 lake and mountain views. Bag 2 Peaks. Buffalo is mega wow factor for little effort. Dooley is higher still.

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Hike - Antelope Island -  Buffalo Peak - (Beginner) & Dooley Knob (Intermediate)
Hike - Antelope Island -  Buffalo Peak - (Beginner) & Dooley Knob (Intermediate)

Time & Location

Mar 30, 2023, 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Davis County, Antelope Island, Utah, USA

Guests

About the event

  • *This is a First-Come/First-Serve event. You will be notified by email if you got in. If you are on the waiting list, you will be notified as spots open up.

This place is amazing in winter! Who knew?

Meet:

7:00 am - Marilyn's House

7:30 am - Emily's House

9:00 am - Parking Lot at Tollbooth

9:00 - 10:00 am Buffalo Peak

10:00 - 12:00 pm Dooley Knob

12:00 - 12:30 pm Fielding Garr Ranch

12:30 - 2:30 pm Drive home

Drive: I-15, Antelope Drive Exit west to the Tollbooth.

Permits: Entrance fee - $15/car or $2 with State Parks Pass (road use fee)

Activities:

Hike Buffalo Point: 0.8 mile (15 min one way) icy conditions about 1/4 of the trail on the north side, but you can walk around https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/buffalo-point-trail

Hike Dooley Knob (2.4 miles): There is actually a lower loop below the peak on the eastside which had great views which we did. One gal hiked to the top and got killer sunsetphotos.https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/dooly-knob-antelope-island

Optional if time:

Fielding Garr Ranch: Old ranch with equipment and rooms to go inside.Wildlife: Porcupines - along the road to Fielding Garr Ranch. Look in the cottonwood treeson the south side of the road at 2.3 miles and 4.9 miles east of theRanch, just after Dooley Knob/Frary Peak trailhead on the south side of road, as soonas you see trees. We have seen them at dusk on 3 separate evenings up in the trees. Easy to spot at sunset, they look like large nest silhouettes up in the bare trees, but they are alive! Adorable.Bison - everywhere (don't approach - very dangerous)Antelope - saw 6 on the Dooley Knob east slopeMaps/Links:https://site.utah.gov/stateparks/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2015/02/AntelopeTrailsMapsmall12-2014.pdf

Gear: Yak tracks/Spikes, Snowshoes/poles (weather depending-can rent), gaiters (optional - can rent), (NO COTTON) thermal top and bottom, wool socks or just not cotton socks, snow pants, long sleeve fleece, light waterproof jacket, gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camelback or regular back pack (with space remaining to shove clothes in when you get too warm), 2 Liters water, packed lunch, 6 snacks, WATERPROOF boots or non-waterproof boots/shoes and also rent "overshoes".Rentals (on your own)  - Snowshoes: $10 (UVU- includes poles and overboots or $8only snowshoes); $10 (BYU Outdoors Unltd); $10(Out N’ Back in Orem)Overshoes: $4 (UVU Outdoor Adventure); $5 (BYU OutdoorsUnltd)Poles: $4 (Out N Back); $5 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)Gaiters: cover ankles from getting snow $3 (BYU OutdoorsUnltd)

Guide: Marilyn Boucher 801-803-1398

Base Commander: Kurtt Boucher 801-638-7878

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