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Dark Sky Places

The following Colorado places have formally received IDA recognition as a Dark Sky Place.  IDA Colorado members support existing and prospective dark sky places. 

International Dark Sky Parks

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Dinosaur National Monument

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Hovenweep National Monument

Jackson Lake State Park

Slumgullion Center

International Dark Sky Communities

Norwood, Colorado

Ridgway, Colorado

Westcliffe/Silver Cliff, Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Dinosaur National Monument
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Hovenweep National Monument

Jackson Lake State Park

Slumgullion Center

Norwood, Colorado
Westcliffe/Silver Cliff, Colorado
Ridgway, Colorado

The Advantages of IDA Recognition

For more information, see the main IDA website. 

Requirements for Designation

For more details on the requirements for each type of designation, see the main IDA website.