Colorado is a great place for enjoying the night sky in a Dark Sky Park. There are 15 dark sky communities in the Centennial State. Many are National Parks or National Monuments.

Visiting a Dark Sky Park is something everyone should do once in Colorado. If you really want to make the most out of a night of stargazing, we've got a unique Colorado experience you should check out at about 11,000 feet.

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Colorado's Dark Sky Places

Dark Sky Parks are natural areas that protect true darkness. These parks include the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Garden of the Gods, Red Rocks Park, Dinosaur National Monument, UFO Watchtower, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park, and Jackson Lake State Park.

Dark Sky Communities are places dedicated the the preservation of the night sky. In Colorado, these communities include Silver Cliff, Rocky Mountain National Park, Chimney Rock National Monument, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, and Slumgullion Center near Lake City.

Astro Photography in the Rocky's

Learn to capture amazing night sky photos in Colorado with an astrophotography lesson on top of the Guanella Pass. You can book an experience almost any time as long as the weather is dry. Rain or snow cancels the outing. Imagine sharing your photos of shooting stars, comets, or the Milky Way captured high on top of the Rocky Mountains. If you go, please share your photos with us on our station app. We would love to show them off.

Airbnb Experiences Provides Everything You Need

Maggie takes out groups of 6 at a time in her SUV. She will provide you with a camera, lens, tripod, and headlamp. You can bring your own DSLR camera, but you should email the host in advance to make sure you have the right kind of lens for amazing photos.

Check out some of the great keepsakes captured during an astrophotography session in the photo gallery below.

Capture the Universe: Colorado Astrophotography Tour Awaits

Imagine catching an amazing photo of a shooting star over the Rocky Mountains. You can, and the experts at Airbnb Experiences can show you how it's done when you book a spot on an Astro Photography in the Rocky's.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams

UP NEXT: 10 Great Colorado Locations for Stargazing

Are you searching for an opportunity to get out and enjoy a look at the night sky? Check out these awesome Colorado locations.

Gallery Credit: Waylon Jordan

LOOK: Enjoy Colorados Amazing Night Sky at the Unaweep Yurt at Thimble Rock

Stargaze near Gateway, Colorado with an escape to the Unaweep Yurt at Thimble Rock. You'll be able to enjoy the 360 views Unaweep Canyon at this Airbnb with room for six guests.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams

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