Those of us lucky enough to live in the Mile High City know about the spectacular outdoor recreation in the area. From hiking to paddle boarding, skiing to paragliding, the possibility for adventure is endless when you make your home at TAVA Waters in Denver, Colorado. But did you know the high altitude and clean air also make Colorado a prime location for taking in the views of the night sky?
For the very best views, you’ll have to escape the light pollution of the city. Check out our favorite places to stargaze near our luxury community at TAVA Waters.
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Perfect for casual stargazers, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is located just west of downtown Denver. While there is still some light pollution from the city, Red Rocks is the perfect place to go for a quick starry night fix. You can take in the views while your favorite band plays, or bring your camping chairs out to the parking lot for some late night views of the starry skies.
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Located just outside of Golden, Colorado, Golden Gate Canyon State Park is another easy local option. The park is located just 35 miles from our community, perfect for a night when you’re feeling spontaneous. Bring along a blanket or some comfortable chairs for prime viewing. For the best views, be sure to check the weather and go on a clear night.
If you’re up for an adventure, check out the starry night sky from Horsetooth Reservoir. Situated near Fort Collins, CO, almost 80 miles north of TAVA Waters, you’ll be far enough from the city lights to appreciate the sights. For the truly daring, take a late-night hike to Horsetooth Rock for stunning starry skies with Denver and the Rocky Mountains as your backdrop.
Rocky Mountain National Park
For some of the best views in the area, you can’t skip Rocky Mountain National Park. The park itself is marked with incredible geography and topography, and in the summer, the night sky becomes a rich tapestry of stars and constellations. For a fun adventure for the whole family, inquire about their after-dark programs, led by rangers and volunteer astronomers. They’ll help you find the best places to see the stars and point out the wonders you might otherwise miss.
For folks who prefer to do their stargazing indoors, there’s no better place than Chamberlin Observatory. Built in 1894, the Chamberlin Observatory is a unique Denver landmark. They host a variety of events, including frequent open houses and weekly moon and planet viewings. As the home of the Denver Astronomical Society, you can ask professionals your most pressing astronomy questions.
Explore more of the outdoors when you live at TAVA Waters.