Leaving Devils Tower, we still had the entire state of Wyoming ahead of us! And there’s not much to see out there! The small towns along the way provided food and fuel, but for the most part, we just kept driving. Our next stop is Salt Lake City, Utah, where we plan to visit The Great Salt Lake.
The Great Salt Lake State Marina
There are two State Parks on the Great Salt Lake. The first park is The Great Salt Lake State Marina. And true to its name, it has a marina! Most of the slips were empty, and we only saw one boat on the lake. Not sure what to make of that, but it seems a little unusual for the middle of summer, so see no boats anywhere.
The walkways and elevated sight-seeing piers are easily accessible by anybody on foot, bicycle, or wheelchair. As we explored, we saw hundreds of huge spiders! In fact, there are so many of them, the visitor center has a Spider Sticker for your scrapbook!
Antelope Island State Park
The other State Park is called Antelope Island State Park. And true to its name, it’s on an island, but only when the water levels are normal. Otherwise, like today, it’s a peninsula, and the only access point is by crossing a bridge at the north end.
On the day of our visit, the water levels were so low that the idea of walking to the shoreline was unreasonable. When the water level is higher, you can park on the side of the road and walk to the lake. But unfortunately, that was not possible during our visit.
Seeing the wild buffalo was a treat! These immense, slow-moving beasts were grazing in the field! And there were several in the middle of the road, which isn’t really a problem because we all love seeing these magnificent creatures up close!
Coming back into the city, we drove through town looking for the architecture for which Salt Lake City is known. Specifically, we wanted to see the masonic temples, or something to be like all “Wow!” about!
Strangely enough, we had some trouble finding that area of town! We even did a google search, and it kept looping us back to this one building. By then we were getting tired and beginning to make plans for tomorrow’s trip. Stay with the journey as we head over to Bryce Canyon!