Explore Antelope Island on horseback

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ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK (News4Utah) -The Good4Utah Road makes a stop at one of our most well-known state features.

Many know about scenic Antelope Island State Park, but experiencing it in a new way should make your summer “to-do” list.

Antelope Island State Park is our local road to relaxation. Whether you are trekking the trails or splashing in the 2,500 miles of salt water, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Wading through the iconic waters of the Great Salt Lake, it’s become a popular pass time off Antelope Island.

“What a great place to jump on your paddleboard for the day or even the evening. We’ve seen quite an uptick, there’s plenty of room for that aspect to grow,”

There’s 28,000 acres to explore. Last year, more than 430,000 people recreated on the island and for the park manager, he loves to saddle up with some western charm to soak in the sights.

“For me the best way to experience the island is by horseback. There’s lots of people who will come out and hike it, mountain bike it, see it from the lake on a kayak or paddleboard. Mine is horseback, but everybody is different,” said

“We love doing it, we get out in nature, it’s beautiful scenery and being out with our horses and family and just explore and enjoy it,” Said Rachael Bosen, Syracuse resident.

If you don’t have your own horses but the urge to giddy up on an adventure. R & G Horse and Wagon will have you ready to ride in no time.

“The horse has energy and you can feel the horse’s energy and the horse can feel yours, so by seeing the island on the back of a horse, it’s a different experience,” said Ginger Brown, owner of R & G Horse and Wagon.

Brown and her late husband, Ron, started the family business more than 20 years ago.

The horses are as sweet as can be and the guides know the island better than anyone and help you gallop around one of the most picturesque landscapes in Utah with ease.

“We try to ride out and see wildlife and the wildlife are never in the same spot. A lot of times they say we want to ride where the bighorn sheep are. Well, they are free roaming. The bison are free roaming, antelope and it’s a new experience every time and to talk with these people from all walks of life. It gives me hope there are good people,” said Brown.

To book your horseback tour on Antelope Island head to http://www.randghorseandwagon.com/.

The Good4Utah Road Tour is sponsored by Inergy.

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