Where Is The Best Spot to View Utah’s October Eclipse?

The state of Utah is in for a rare treat on October 14. We're going to get a ring of fire solar eclipse passing right through our state! Almost everybody in the state will be able to view at least a partial eclipse, which is always fun.


But where should you go in the state if you want to view the complete ring of fire eclipse

Fortunately for you, it’s not too far away, regardless of where you live in the state. 


The location with the most amenities, that will get maximum duration and exposure to the upcoming eclipse is Utah's very own Marysvale, Utah.


For most, the first thought that pops in your mind is, “Where is Marysvale?” And what makes it such a great destination for the upcoming eclipse?

Here are 5 reasons why Marysvale should be your top destination to view the eclipse.


1. Direct path of the eclipse - Marysvale is the only town in the state that lies at the exact epicenter of the solar eclipse path. That means that you will get to view the eclipse in its entirety longer that anywhere else. Don't forget your eclipse glasses!

2. Location More good news, is that it really isn’t that far away for a quick day trip or even better, an overnight adventure. You’ll find this town in central Utah, just a couple hours south of Provo and a couple hours north of St. George.


3. Amenities – It’s true, you could easily go find some remote public land somewhere to view the eclipse, but you’ll be stuck without any amenities such as bathrooms, restaurants, lodging, gas, and activities.


Marysvale provides all of the above. As a tourist town, there is lots of lodging and the residents of the town are coming together to provide even more in the form of camping and parking spots. Additionally, you’ll find some of the best restaurants in the state, including the highest rated New York style pizza. We aren’t kidding.


Find Lodging for the eclipse


4. Activities – As mentioned above, The town of Marysvale has come together to put on a 2 day solar eclipse party!


You can enjoy night time zip lining, guided trail rides, night time outdoor movies, escape rooms, live music, a food truck round up, farmers market, and so much more! This is a 2 day event you don’t want to miss.


View the lineup of events in Marysvale, UT


5. Outdoor Heaven – If you have never been to Paiute County, you will be blown away at how amazing this area is for outdoor buffs! They have almost 3000 miles of ATV/OHV trails, boating, white water rafting, tubing, fishing, rock climbing, hiking trails, one of the best bike trails in the state, you get the picture.

Bottom line, if you are looking for a place to watch and enjoy the only ring of fire elipse that will happen in Utah until 2077, Marysvale should be the top of your list as a destination.


Don’t miss out! The eclipse will start at 9:09 am in Marysvale, with the moon fully passing In front of the sun at 10:23 am.