This Enchanting Star Park Will Let You Experience Arizona Like Never Before
By Monica Spencer|Published March 03, 2018
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know Arizona has some of the darkest skies in the country? That’s right, and while organizations like the International Dark Sky Association has designated select areas around the state as dark sky places and communities, all the proof you need is to look up after the sun sets. Travel about an hour or less outside of our major cities and you’ll see the sky twinkling and perhaps even the Milky Way on an especially clear, dark night.
One of these places to visit is actually just an hour’s drive from Arizona’s second-largest city, Tucson.