1. Dinosaur National Monument
Location: Utah, Colorado Border
Just 3 hours from Denver, this jaw-dropping monument is crammed full of canyons, rivers, and mountains to explore.
And for a real stargazing experience, make sure to visit the two stunning vantage points – the Harper’s Corner & the Green River Overlook.
2. Black Canyon of The Gunnison
Location: Montrose County, Colorado
The black canyon of Gunnison is renowned for having very few light pollution sources in the area – making it more than perfect for taking in the lit-up night sky.
Don’t forget to pack your telescope for this one.
3. Chamberlin Observatory
Location: Denver, Colorado
If astronomy’s your thing, make sure to make a stop at the Astronomical Society in Denver.
They deliver incredible presentations on Tuesdays and Thursdays - where you can have a peek through their incredible 20-inch refractor telescope for the ultimate stargazing experience.
4. Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Location: Canyon, Texas
Regular star parties. Moon gazing. Full moon hikes. Palo Duro
State Park has it all if you want a seriously adventurous nightsky-themed trip this August.
5. Kelso Dune Field
Location: San Bernardino County, California
Kelso Dune Field is one of the most photographed spots in the Mojave Desert for good reason. If you want to see one of the most incredible spots to stargaze in Southern California, this is your spot.
6. Iroquois Natural Wildlife Refuge
Location: Basom, New York
What the locals describe as “One of Western New York’s best-kept secrets”. Once you visit this insanely scenic refuge spanning 10,000 acres of stargazing land to roam on – you’ll know exactly what they mean.
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