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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Register Now If You Want To Ride In The Antelope Island Bison Roundup

The annual Antelope Island Bison Roundup will take place October 24-25, at Antelope Island, in the Great Salt Lake just north of Salt Lake City.

A large herd of bison roam the island. Every fall, they are herded into corrals where they are given health checks and immunizations. People from around the region ride horseback and help round up the huge critters. Other folks observe from a safe distance. Either way, the roundup is one of the great true Western experiences available today.

People wanting to ride with the cowboys and cowgirls need to register in advance. See the official website for details. (This link is also good for general info about the roundup.)

Camping is available at the state park on the island.

A chili dinner will be provided by Friends of Antelope Island.

Fall is also a great time to observe the many other species on the island and to take in the scenery. There are great hiking, biking and horseback trails. The island is surprisingly scenic – seemingly another world, just minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.

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