Davis County has quickly become a staple of the Tour of Utah and will host a start and finish for a fourth straight year.
Stage 3 Start: Antelope Island State Park
Rich in scenic beauty and natural features, Antelope Island State Park is the perfect place to view the Great Salt Lake. Driving across the 7.2 mile causeway connecting the mainland to the island gives you time to leave the bustle of the Wasatch Front for the natural setting of a protected state park and beautiful vistas. It is the largest of the Great Salt Lake’s nine islands and from the mainland the island appears barren and deserted but it is home to an astonishing variety of flora and fauna native to the Great Basin. It is also a great place to view wildlife including antelope (its namesake), American Bison, deer, bobcats, coyotes, many varieties of birds and waterfowl. Antelope Island State Park is also famous for gorgeous sunsets that seem to melt into the Great Salt Lake.
Antelope Island State Park also offers a variety of recreational activities with white-sand beaches for sunbathers and picnickers. The Great Salt Lake is several times more salty than the ocean. Because of this the water is extra buoyant and people float easily on its surface. Hiking, biking and horseback trails lead to scenic points all over the island. A marina serves sailboats, powerboats and kayakers.
Stage 3 Finish: Layton City
Layton has direct access to Salt Lake City, Ogden, Salt Lake City International Airport, Antelope Island, and the FrontRunner commuter rail. Layton City is a leader in economic development for the region, with nearby Hill Air Force Base, large hospitality district, conference center, the Layton Hills Mall, Weber State University-Davis campus and home to the Davis Arts Council. Come to Layton for business and stay for the show!