Observing Sites

This will be a continuously evolving section that will hopefully be a good resource for finding suitable observing sites. If you are planning an observing session and want to invite others, please link to directions here rather than duplicating them in discussions. Above all, if you know of a good site that isn’t represented here, create a discussion on the BigTent site so we can discuss and get detailed directions. Pictures are very helpful!

The Sites

The “Dead End”

  • South of Eagle Mountain’s city center
  • 20 Miles from exit 278
  • No dirt road

The Pit ‘n Pole

  • At the edge of the west desert, west of Camp Floyd
  • 31.5 miles from exit 278
  • About 5 miles of dirt road

Johnson’s Pass

  • Also on the edge of the west desert, northwest of the Pit ‘n Pole
  • 55 Miles from exit 278
  • No dirt

Big Springs

  • Quick
  • 13 miles from exit 272

Pine Hollow Trailhead

  • Timpanogos Cave star parties
  • 14 miles east of exit 284

 

Other Sites

There are a number of places on the internet where you can find dark sky sites. The club cannot vouch for many of these sites. Treat this information accordingly.

Utah Observing Sites

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