Directions to Curiosity Peak
Address: 945 Hacienda Dr., Julian, CA 92036
From Hwy 78 – Take 78 East, pass through Santa Isabel, then Julian, and continue for another ½ a mile., turn right on Manzanita then bear left at the fork and continue on Manzanita until you see the second “School Bus Stop” sign. Right after the sign you make a hard right on Lakeview. Stay on Lakeview until you come to Hacienda Dr. Turn right on Hacienda and the first driveway you see on the left is 945. Park to the left of the driveway on the grassy area, unless you need to unload a scope. If you are offloading, take the first right from the driveway passing to the right of the tool shed. You will be able to park at either end of the observing area.
From I-8: After passing the town of Alpine take the Descanso - Hwy 79 exit. Turn left onto Hwy 79. Stay on the 79 and when you get to the sign for Cuyamaca and Julian turn left. Stay on the 79. Pass Cuyamaca Lake and keep going for about 20 miles, passing Cuyamaca lake, until you pass the Observor’s Inn on your right, then an intersection sign and finally turn right on Royal Dr. At the first fork in the road go left, which will keep you on Royal. Continue up Royal until you reach Lakeview. Turn left on Lakeview and keep going until you come to the intersection of Lakeview and Hacienda. Lakeview makes a right turn. Instead of turning right, go straight onto Hacienda. 945 is the first driveway on the left. After you turn into the driveway follow the last part of the above directions.