Posted on 6/17/2024

Why You Need to Experience Stargazing in Colorado

There's nothing better than a romantic evening out with the one you love. Most people opt for dinner and a movie, but if you're looking for something different to do, consider stargazing in Colorado! You and your special someone will make unforgettable memories as you admire stars, planets, constellations, and galaxies. Read on to find out our favorite stargazing spots and start planning your trip to Colorado today. Stargazing in Colorado is a wonderful activity that's sure to be the highlight of your vacation. 

3 Great Places to Go Stargazing in Colorado

1. Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is a year-round destination for hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, and other daytime activities. But did you know there's a lot to discover at night? When the sun goes down, campers set up under Colorado's dark sky for a glimpse of the Milky Way and thousands of twinkling stars. Head out on your own or sign up for a guided stargazing program there are plenty to choose from during the summer months.  The park is only 40 minutes from downtown Winter Park.

Local Tip: Bundle up! Even in the summertime, temperatures at Rocky Mountain National Park can go down to 45 degrees at night.

2. Grand Lake

Cassiopeia and the Big Dipper are two gorgeous constellations you'll see when you visit Grand Lake. This natural lake is the largest in the state and receives very minimal light, making it an ideal location for stargazing. There's also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy during the day.

3. Your Own Private Adventure

Rent one of our private cabins or homes with an outdoor hot tub and you can star gaze at your own pace and experience the wonderous night skies and soak to relax and recharge after a day of exploring the area with a number of outdoor summer activities.

Learn more about other Destinations

Are you up for a road trip? Hop in the car and head South for even more stargazing fun. Colorado has three places with Dark Sky Certifications: Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, CO and Black Canyon of Gunnison. These areas are committed to preserving a natural dark sky, enforcing strict lighting rules and giving provisions for where and when light can be used. Feel free to take a midnight hike, pull over in the car, or camp in a designated area for some truly incredible views.  All of these areas good options for excursions from the Winter Park area.

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