These 15 Utah Dark Sky Parks Have Stunning Scenery By Day And Stargazing At Night
When you look up at the night sky, what do you see? If you live in one of Utah’s cities or larger towns, you probably see some stars…but you also have no idea what you’re missing. Get out and away from civilization, where light pollution makes it difficult to see all the stars, and you’ll be amazed at the thousands of twinkling stars in the heavens above.
The International Dark-Sky Association designates Dark Sky Parks around the globe. These special places are typically remote, and have incredible starry nights. Each park is also protected in some way that will maintain its natural beauty, and is open for public enjoyment. With 15 International Dark Sky Parks, Utah has the highest concentration in the world, and they all have stunning scenery by day and incredible stargazing at night.
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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Which of these International Dark Sky Parks have you visited? We’d love to hear about your trip and see your photos in the comments!
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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