These 4 Arizona Cities Have Some Of The Darkest Skies In The Country

Arizona is known for its beautiful landscapes but did you know our amazingly dark skies are another reason to love our state? That’s right! Since so much of our state is rural and wild, you’ll find plenty of areas to enjoy the dark sky for checking out the constellations, astrophotography, or watching the planets slowly orbit through a telescope.

If you’re not quite sure where to start looking for super dark skies, the easiest thing to do is just step outside. But if you’re looking for places to visit—or even live—then you’ll want to check out the International Dark Sky Association, which lists tons of places across the world that are actively working to reduce light pollution so you can enjoy a dark night sky. Let’s take a look at some of the places you’ll find here in Arizona!

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You can find all of Arizona’s Dark Sky places and communities, as well as those in other states, by visiting

Prefer to see Arizona during the day? We understand! If you’re looking for places to add to your 2018 bucket list, be sure to read The 12 Best Places To Visit In Arizona In 2018 for some amazing suggestions!