These Are Some Of The Darkest Places In New Mexico And You’ll Want To Visit

New Mexico skies are famous and beloved. Daily, we are treated to blue skies, magical sunrises, and dramatic orange sunsets. Turns out, our night skies are pretty special too, especially if you get to view them away from the intrusive lights of the city.

Five sites in New Mexico have been certified as “dark” places by the International Dark-Sky Association. As well as being up to 99 percent free of light pollution, visitors to Dark Sky Parks are treated to ranger-led night sky programs that blend science, nature, and history.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

We know there are a lot of stargazers and amateur astronomers out there. Where is your favorite place to watch New Mexico’s stunning dark skies?