Saturday, Oct 14, 2023

2023 Annular Eclipse - Camping and Trails

1400 North Main Street

Richfield, UT Camping Spot 2 nights, Camping Spot + Opt. 1/2 Marathon

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 14, 2023

Cancelled Event


Annular Eclipse 2023

Join the celestial event of the year! Come join the tremendous festivities in Richfield, Utah for the 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse. Every hotel and AirBnB in the area are booked out. This event is for a paid car camping spot for two nights (October 13th-15th) over the Annular Eclipse which will be at 10:28AM on Saturday, October 14th in Richfield, Utah. Sadly, the Forest Service is not authorizing any races, guided runs or guided hikes during the event (as we had hoped). But many personal or group outdoor exploration options are available. Richfield has been named by NASA as the best place in the USA to watch this eclipse. NASA ANNOUNCEMENT

Each camping spot in Ken's Field will be approximately 24' x 40' in an unimproved field near the North I-70 off-ramp in Richfield, across the street from a Flying J. Port-a-potties will be placed in the field. Bring your own water and other camping supplies.

See more on community events sponsored by Snow College South: SNOW COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENT


Electronic maps and GPX files will be provided for individual or spontaneous groups runs, which you can do both Friday and Saturday. Many options will be available on the Pahvant Mountain Bike Trail System (trailhead about 200 yards from Ken's Field), the Paiute ATV Trail System, and GPX files from the Crimson Canyons Ultra. See Again, no official group run or hike, but so much to explore on your own.

Check-in is from 2PM onwards on Friday, October 13th, and check-out is 11AM on Sunday October 15th.

Two pairs of disposable solar viewing glasses will be provided to each camping spot. No shirts, no medals, just come for the love of the trail on these unique landscape, and share the experience with others.

What is an Annular Eclipse?

An annular eclipse is when the moon covers the sun except for an outer ring (annular meaning "ring-shaped"). The moon will appear too small to cover the entire sun, leaving the famous "ring of fire". Richfield, Utah is one of the very few cities along the eclipse path to have full annularity (being able to see the complete ring).

This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. This year, Richfield is listed as the best place in Utah to see the eclipse. 4min35seconds of annularity! Don't miss out on this spectacular event!

Event's current local time: 2:35 AM MT
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