This Enchanting Star Park Will Let You Experience Utah Like Never Before

Do you enjoy gazing at the starry heavens above? If so, you’re in luck! Utah has ten International Dark Sky Parks — more than any other state in the country. To receive the designation, the International Dark Sky Association must determine that the park has, “exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment.” In other words — at these parks, you’ll basically be able to see tons of stars. While all ten are certainly worthy of long nights of star-gazing, here’s one of our favorites.

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:

The other nine International Dark Sky Parks in Utah are:

  1. Antelope Island State Park
  2. Capitol Reef National Park
  3. Cedar Breaks National Monument
  4. Dead Horse Point State Park
  5. Goblin Valley State Park
  6. Hovenweep National Monument
  7. Natural Bridges National Monument
  8. North Fork Park Ogden Valley
  9. Steinaker State Park


Which of these parks have you visited at night?