Moab’s surrounding area is home to some of the darkest skies in the continental U.S. After an adventure-packed day, take some time at night to relax under a blanket of dark skies with bright stars. Moab wasn’t dubbed Utah’s adventure hot spot for nothing. It holds beauty and excitement all year round, day and night. Continue your daytime excursions into night with an amazing star gazing experience. Check out these three spots while you’re in town to get the most of your viewing experience:
The night skies in these areas can be so brilliant that even common binoculars can reveal Saturn’s rings on the right nights. Because of light pollution, it’s not typical in today’s world to be able to see a wealth of stars with the naked eye in many locations. That’s why our sky here in Moab is an absolute invaluable treasure that we hope to always protect.
Respect for nature is top priority in Moab. The great outdoors should be enjoyed to the fullest, but responsibly so that generation after generation can enjoy nature’s gifts. Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks is a local organization dedicated to promoting appreciation and preservation of Moab’s unique and rare dark skies.
But before the night falls, the day brings excitement and thrill for everyone of all ages. Take a few hikes, grab a Jeep or Side-by-Side tour, or walk Moab’s main street for some art and culture. The sky is the literal limit here in Moab, with endless options to fill your adrenaline-junkie tank or your need for ultimate relaxation. The Grand Company can get your heart racing with a personalized tour, including “follow me” tours which are great for the prepared adventure seeker that may not know the area very well. Hook up with us during the day, then head out at night to finish off the excitement under the most amazing view of the stars you can find.
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