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Where to Go Stargazing in Winter Park

September 2, 2022

When staring up at the night sky, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by how vast the universe is. Cities with stunning natural areas (like Winter Park!) are some of the best places to stargaze because they offer viewing with less light pollution. Here, you'll see the full majesty of the night sky! The stars are truly beautiful. Next time you're in the area, you should definitely try stargazing. Here are some of the best places to go if you're looking for stellar local views! 


Grand Lake: The largest natural lake in the state has minimal light pollution, making it a great place to observe the stars! Look for evening activities and events at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and Granby Ranch for extra fun under the gorgeous night skies! 

In fact- Devil's Thumb Ranch frequently hosts specific astronomy events! Their astronomy star parties are the thing of legend. Cozy up by the fire and watch the sky well into the evening! 

Rocky Mountain National Park: It is only a 45 minute drive from Winter Park to Rocky Mountain National Park- and let me tell you, it is well worth the journey! The stars are vibrant over the dark park. Expect unparalleled views of the Milky Way! 


Of course, it is easy to find stargazing spots with low light pollution if you venture a little bit outside of Winter Park city limits. Find a park or trail in a low population, high elevation city for the best viewing!

Stargazing is a great way to create lasting memories without spending money. You'll love it! Where do you like to stargaze when you're in town? Let us know in the comments!  

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