Fielding Garr Ranch | Antelope Island

Roadside Attraction Fielding Garr Ranch - Antelope Island Roadside Attraction Fielding Garr Ranch

Antelope Island

Overview

RATING: Roadside Attraction
LENGTH: 1+ hours
MAPS: ANTELOPE ISLAND, UT

Wed

Partly sunny, with a high near 79. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

79 | 52

Thu

Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North northeast wind 6 to 9 mph.

86 | 60

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

87 | 65

Sat

Sunny, with a high near 91.

91 | 65

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 95.

95 | 70

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SEASON: Any

Wed

Partly sunny, with a high near 79. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

79 | 52

Thu

Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North northeast wind 6 to 9 mph.

86 | 60

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

87 | 65

Sat

Sunny, with a high near 91.

91 | 65

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 95.

95 | 70

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The ranch house at Fielding Garr Ranch

The ranch house at Fielding Garr Ranch

The Fielding Garr Ranch was settled in 1848, a mere year after the Mormon pioneers first came to the Wasatch Front. The ranch, on the southeastern side of Antelope Island, is one of the oldest ranches in the Western United States and is at Garr Springs, one of the largest springs on Antelope Island. Fielding Garr, for whom the ranch is named, was the man that started it. He was a widower with nine children that was instructed to start the ranch by the LDS church.

The ranch became part of the newly designated Antelope Island State park in 1981, when ranching operations ceased. Today, the ranch is on the National Register of Historic Places, comprising about 6 acres and a handful of buildings. The state park offers tours of this fascinating place. This is an excellent outing for those interested in the ranching history of the west.

The state park has excellent information for a self-guided tour available on their website: https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/antelope-island/ranch-tour/

Building at the Fielding Garr Ranch

Building at the Fielding Garr Ranch

Getting There

The trailhead is reach by first getting to Antelope Island. This is off I-15, west of Layton. Take exit 332 off I-15, and head west on Antelope Drive. About 7 miles from the freeway is the entrance to the park.

From the entrance to the park, cross the causeway and go left at the first junction after the causeway. Shortly after take the next left, staying on Antelope Road that is signed for Frary Peak. Follow this paved road about 10.5 miles to the Fielding Garr Ranch on the left (east) side of the road. There is a large parking area available.

Informational sign about the Fielding Garr Ranch - Antelope Island

Informational sign about the Fielding Garr Ranch - Antelope Island

Route

From the parking area, head into the ranch! There are signs with information about the ranch as well as a vault toilet. This makes a nice place for a picnic.


Photos

Maps

Fielding Garr Ranch

12T 401625mE 4531229mN

N40° 55' 35" W112° 10' 06"

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