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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Halchita, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Halchita and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Halchita:
    • 37.125235, -109.887403
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Halchita
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Halchita ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Baby Rocks [Navajo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baby Rocks
    • Baby Rocks [Navajo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Halchita
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baby Rocks
  • Bluff [San Juan County]
  • Clay Hills Crossing [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Hills Crossing
    • Clay Hills Crossing [San Juan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Halchita
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Hills Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Hills Crossing
  • Diamond Fields [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Fields
    • Diamond Fields [Apache County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Halchita
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Fields have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Fields
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    • Little Water [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Water
      • Little Water [San Juan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Halchita
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Water have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Water
    • Mexican Hat [San Juan County]
    • Mexican Water [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexican Water
      • Mexican Water [Apache County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Halchita
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mexican Water have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexican Water
    • Red Mesa [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mesa
      • Red Mesa [Apache County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Halchita
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mesa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Mesa
    • Sand Springs [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Springs
      • Sand Springs [Apache County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Halchita
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Springs

How Far From Halchita to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Halchita to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Halchita and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Monticello, which is the Seat of San Juan County and lies 59 miles [95 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Halchita to Monticello, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 273 miles [439.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,781 miles [2,866.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,166 miles [11,532.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,931 miles [12,763.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,875 miles [9,454.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About San Juan County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Halchita. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Halchita) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Halchita. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Halchita

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halchita. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1252, Longitude: -109.8874    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Halchita to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 329.966 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.839 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.865 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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