Solar Eclipse 2017
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will occur and Grand Targhee Resort is in the path of totality. It has been almost 40 years since the last total solar eclipse crossed North America. In Alta, Wyoming the duration of totality will last approximately 2 minutes and 16 seconds. On the day of the eclipse, Grand Targhee Resort will only be open to guests who are camping, have a scenic chair lift ticket, or parking pass. Due to high demand, the resort will only sell a limited number of lift tickets, camping and parking passes. View our summit webcam for a live solar eclipse video stream or to plan ahead.
Fun facts about the 2017 Solar Eclipse
- Only certain destinations will reach total darkness
- Total darkness in Alta, Wyoming will last approximately 2 minutes 16 seconds
- Total solar eclipses are rare
- A solar eclipse happens at New Moon
- This is the first total solar eclipse in the United States in 38 years
- Next total eclipse won’t happen until 2024
Dreamcatcher Scenic Chair Ride – August 21, 2017
At Grand Targhee Resort, you’ll find a fun weekend and iconic views of the 2017 Solar Eclipse. There is a limited amount of scenic chair lift tickets available for purchase. Tickets are nonrefundable. Dreamcatcher will be open for those with pre-purchased tickets at 8:30am on the morning of August 21, 2017. Guests will be able to ride the lift down to the base area after 1:00pm, or can hike down the Bannock Trail. All vehicles entering the resort must purchase a parking pass or have a valid camping pass for August 21, 2017.
|Adult Lift Ticket||$100||Buy Now|
|Junior (6 – 12 yrs old) Lift Ticket||$45||Buy Now|
Parking Passes – August 21, 2017
There is a limited amount of parking at the resort. The resort will pre-sell parking passes for August 21, 2017. If you are purchasing a scenic chairlift ticket it is highly recommended that you purchase a parking pass to ensure a space on August 21, 2017.
|Vehicle Parking for August 21, 2017||$20/Vehicle||Buy Now|
Tent & RV Camping – August 18 – 21, 2017
There are limited spaces for tent and RV campers. Prices may change at any time and are subject to sell out. Tent and RV camping do not include scenic lift ticket. There are no electrical, water or waste hook-ups for RV camping. If you wish to view the eclipse from the top of Fred’s mountain, it is recommended that you purchase a scenic chairlift ticket now. There is a very limited number of tickets available.
|Adult w/ Parking||1 adult camping pass and car parked near or on campsite||$120||Buy Now|
|Camping no parking||1 adult camping pass||$60||Buy Now|
|Junior (6-12 yrs) camping||1 junior camping pass||$30||Buy Now|
|21′ or Shorter RV||Includes 1 adult camping pass||$180||Buy Now|
|22′ or Longer RV||Includes 1 adult camping pass||$210||Buy Now|
Fun Solar Eclipse Links
- Bookmark the summit cam on the Grand Targhee webcam page for a live & recorded eclipse video stream
- Official Solar Eclipse NASA webpage.
- Solar Eclipse Safety
- More about the 2017 Great American Eclipse
Viewing the eclipse is weather permitting, and you MUST use special eye protection to look at the sun whenever it is not totally eclipsed!