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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park is a recognized dark sky location in Colorado for stargazing and astronomy activities.

It is designated by DarkSky International (IDS) as a Dark Sky Park, which is internationally recognized for preserving a dark sky experience.

Bortle

Great Sand Dunes National Park is rated Bortle Class 2.

Type

As a U.S. national park, various camping options may be available, including frontcountry, dispersed (boondocking), and backcountry (backpacking/primitive). A permit may be required.

OHV trails

Off-road vehicle trails and camping are also permitted for ATVs, dirt bikes and other OHVs (off-highway vehicles). A permit is required.

For more info, see their website. See also all dark sky places in CO.


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