Southwest Ridge Route

• TEL-20 Steward Observatory 12-meter millimeter-wave telescope •TEL-21 University of Michigan-Dartmouth College-Ohio State

University-Columbia University MDM Observatory (2.4-meter telescope and 1.3-meter telescopes) •VIP-11 Picnic grounds

• TEL-22 NRAO (National Radio Astronomical Observatory) VBLA (Very Long Baseline Array) 25-meter radio telescope

These telescopes generally are not open to the public, though private tours can be arranged in advance by contacting the individual observatories. The picnic grounds provide the opportunity to explore the fauna of Kitt Peak in more detail, and if you're lucky you will see some of the elusive animal inhabitants of the desert. Photo courtesy of Patrick Seitzer.

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