Northern Utah Telescope Tours
(e.g. Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Eden etc.)
NOT at the Dark Ranger Observatory Near Bryce Canyon.
Utah Has Become The Dark Sky State!
Southern Utah boasts 4 (Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges, and Hovenweep) of the darkest places accessible by regular car in North America! In total, 22 National and Utah State Parks have International Dark Sky Association designation, as do the communities of Torrey and Helper, Utah.
We the Dark Rangers® are among Utah's original night sky champions which is why we sally forth from our Observatory to offer private tours around the state but especially in Northern Utah including popular destinations like Salt Lake City, Park City, and Eden.
These are Northern Utah bookings
For Telescope Tours near Bryce Canyon, Utah, use the "Book A Tour" drop-down menu in top banner image.
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Telescope Tours at Other Utah (and Utah Adjacent) Dark Sky Locations
If your night sky travel plans don't include Bryce Canyon or Northern Utah, we can still provide an epic stargazing experience in dark sky places like:
- Torrey/Capitol Reef NP (ultra dark)
- Escalante (Grand Staircase Escalante NM)
- Kanab (Grand Staircase Escalante NM)
- Zion area (Springdale, Rockville, etc.)
- Bar-M trails (N of Moab's light pollution)
- Valley of Fire (NE of Vegas's light pollution)
- Sun Valley Idaho (or other dark ID locales)
Such locations could be booked as a 1-night road show .
Northern Utah Telescope Tour Cancellation Policy
Because financial institutions are allowed to do volume based pricing, they put small businesses at a disadvantage. This mean we only get 94% of the money you see on your bank statement. We also have to pay an additional 1.9% for our transaction fees.
92% refunds are given if guest(s) cancel(s) more than 42 hrs in advance. 58% is refunded if cancellation occurs between 42 and 4 hrs prior to start time. While rescheduling is always an option with price-locked store credit, there can be no same night refunds except due to weather.
BUT WHAT IF IT'S CLOUDY?
Northern Utah weather is more regional and less dynamic, which makes it predict well in advance, than at our Dark Ranger Observatory in southern Utah near Bryce Canyon National Park. Sadly cloudy nights are also more common in Northern Utah.
When we can be certain your Northern Utah Telescope Tours is going to experience overcast sky, we will do a hard cancellation with a 92% refund.
When we are uncertain, we will still go for it! Yet, if the sky is too cloudy for us to be able to show you at least 1 example of each class of astronomical object (solar system, binary star, star cluster, galaxy, and nebulae) we will offer our cloudy night refund of 75%.