Take a hike Jan. 1 at Antelope Island during 2018's First Day Hikes event

Thursday , December 21, 2017 - 5:00 AM

JESSICA KOKESH, Standard-Examiner Staff

Kick off the New Year with a hike at one of four Utah State Parks during the state’s annual First Day Hikes program. 

Antelope Island is one of the locations participating in the Utah Department of Natural Resources’ First Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2018. Regular park fees apply. 

The 2.5-mile hike, starting at 2 p.m. at the Lakeside Trailhead in White Rock Bay, is easy-to-moderate depending on the weather conditions. Dogs on a leash are welcome. 

The DNR recommends dressing for the weather and bringing snacks and water along the hike. 

“If weather is severe, participants should plan on checking individual park websites and Facebook pages for notice of cancellation before heading out,” the DNR said in a press release.

For more information about the Antelope Island hike, contact park ranger Charity Owens at 801-725-9263 or charityowens@utah.gov.

Northern Utah hikers may also be interested in attending the Full Moon Hike on the Silver Sands Beach Trail at the Great Salt Lake State Park in Salt Lake County. 

The easy, 1-mile hike will begin at 5 p.m. at the park’s visitor center parking lot, just before the sun sets at 5:11 p.m. and the full moon rises over the mountains at 5:12 p.m. 

Other First Day Hikes will be held at Dead Horse Point State Park in Moab and the Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum in Fillmore. 

Reach digital producer Jessica Kokesh at 801-625-4229 or jkokesh@standard.net. You can also follow her on Twitter at @JessicaKokesh or Facebook.com/ByJessKokesh.

 

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