Floating Island Road

Total Miles
4.5

Elevation

1305.59 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall, winter

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Trail Overview

Floating Island Road is an access road to Floating Island off the Silver Island Mountains Backcountry Byway. Floating Island is a small peak that is in Utah's west desert, surrounded by the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Utah Test and Training Range's northern half. Named for its often floating presence due to a mirage effect when viewed from I-80 to the south. The road is very straightforward and ends abruptly just past the T-junction on the mountain's west side. There are a few primitive camping spots established at the base of the mountain, and the main route loops around the northern portion of the mountain, looking directly into the testing range.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

Accessed from the Silver Island Mountains Backcountry Byway