Thanks to many remote areas far removed from city lights, Colorado is a dream for stargazers.

Believe it or not, the Centennial State is currently home to eight designated dark sky locations including three parks, two national monuments, and three mountain communities. The list includes: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, Jackson Lake State Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Norwood, Ridgway, Westcliffe & Silver Cliff.

Along with these designated dark sky areas, find a few more ideas for spots to stargaze below.

Editor's Note: Many of the destinations on this list are remote. Make sure to follow the rules of Leave No Trace any time you're enjoying Colorado's Great Outdoors.

(4) comments

Brett

Great views on the front range......Echo Lake, Kenosha Pass...no need to go further west.

Todd B.

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smokeygrits50

I'm pretty sure Loveland pass isn't 11,900 ft

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coloradopitts57

You're right. It's 11,990.

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