This International Dark Sky Park In Colorado Will Take You A Million Miles Away From It All
While living in any of Colorado’s many cities has its perks, there is a downside: light pollution. If you live in one of these metropolitan areas and want to get away for a night under the stars – or if you just love stargazing – we recommend visiting this newly-designated Colorado International Dark Sky Park:
Tucked away in the very northwest corner of Colorado is that of Dinosaur National Monument: Colorado's newest International Dark Sky Park!
What is an International Dark Sky Park? Created by the
International Dark-Sky Association (whose mission it is to combat worldwide light pollution), International Dark Sky Parks recognize areas where nighttime skies are dark and have virtually no light pollution.
As per the
IDA, the skies above Dinosaur National Monument are exceptionally dark naturally, and the efforts of those working to keep them that way have greatly contributed to protecting the area from light pollution.
Declared a National Monument in 1915, Dinosaur is home to 800 paleontological sites and fossils, making it one of the most unique places in not only Colorado and Utah, but in the country.
During the day, Dinosaur National Monument’s 210,844 acres are an amazing place to visit for history, sightseeing, and hiking, and come nighttime...
...it is the BEST place to see for stargazing and camping!
Passes to visit Dinosaur National Monument cost $25 per day per private vehicle and $45 for an annual pass. The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so there’s never a bad time to visit!
Address: 4545 Highway 40, Dinosaur, CO, 81610
While you’re visiting Dinosaur National Monument, make sure to also check out the other ways you can
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