The Wet Mountain Valley in the News

Why a Dark Sky Area Should Be Your Next Road Trip Destination
Men’s Journal | November 2020

Visit The 8 Places In Colorado Designated As International Dark Sky Locations
CBS Denver | October 7, 2020

Preserving Dark Skies for Stargazing and the Environment
Subaru Drive | October 2020

This stargazing road trip offers world-class night sky views
National Geographic | September 30, 2020

The New Pandemic Hobby: Gazing at the Stars
The Wall Street Journal | August 15, 2020

Things to do during a Westcliffe weekend
Uncover Colorado | August 6, 2020

Ruff jobs: Colorado’s pet ambassadors make a career out of being cute
The Know, The Denver Post | July 29, 2020

Stellar Adventures
Elevation Outdoors | July 9, 2020

Discover Scenic Byways and Small Towns During a Colorado Summer Road Trip
Colorado.com | June 16, 2020

Road Trip Worthy Ways to See Colorado, Part 1
myneworleans.com | June 15, 2020

Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways
Colorado.com

Experience The Night – Colorado Stargazing Dark Sky Get Aways
Mountain Town Magazine | June 2020

Ultimate Colorado Family Vacation Guide: 100+ Activities (COVID-approved)
Mountain Town Magazine | June 2020

Colorado’s Experience the Night tour takes you on a stargazing road trip through isolated mountain towns
Roadtrippers Magazine | May 12, 2020

Art & antiques on tap in virtual tour of Florence, Westcliffe
The Pueblo Chieftain | May 11, 2020

Florence and Westcliffe launch Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway Arts and Antiques Tour
La Junta Tribune-Democrat | May 7, 2020

Florence and Westcliffe Launch the Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway Arts and Antiques Tour
Canon City Daily Record | May 7, 2020

You’re Not Far From Your New Favorite Stargazing Spot
5280 | April 2020

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day With Low-impact Travel Every Day in Colorado
Colorado.com | March 5, 2020

‘Wow’ Moments Abound in Colorado This Summer With New Events, Activities, Adventures, Lodging Offerings, Culinary Experiences and More
Colorado.com | February 26, 2020

Where the Wild Things Are: Wildlife Viewing Experiences Abound in Colorado
Colorado.com | January 30, 2020

Amish communities flourish in Southern Colorado
La Voz | January 8, 2020

The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town
Out There Colorado | December 23, 2019

This Remote Little Westcliffe In Colorado Is One Of The Darkest Places In The Nation
Only in Your State | December 15, 2019

The Year in Photos 2019: Hyoung Chang
The Denver Post | December 11, 2019

A Dark Sky Tour Is Coming to Colorado That Includes Remote Towns With Starry Skies
303 Magazine | December 6, 2019

World’s Coolest Places 2019
Time Magazine | December 1, 2019

Just three hours from Vail, Music Meadows Ranch offers families a place to connect with horses, each other and themselves
Vail Daily | November 15, 2019

Peak Environment: 44 The Wonder Of Dark Skies
Studio 809 | October 29, 2019

Five classic backpacking trips to try in Colorado
Out There Colorado | October 2, 2019

Five Colorado Counties launch Dark Sky Tour
The Mountain Mail | October 24, 2019

Visit Westcliffe, Colorado – Your Next Family Vacation
Lindsey Lee & Co | September 9, 2019

Find Your State Of Wellness In Colorado
Colorado.com | August 22, 2019

Travel for the Stars
San Antonio Magazine | September 2019

10 bars, restaurants and art spaces that give new life to historic buildings
The Know, The Denver Post | August 8, 2019

Stairway to the heavens: astro-tourism on the rise worldwide
Lonely Planet | August 20, 2019

WATCH: Visit a dark sky observatory for free stargazing in southern Colorado
The Denver Post | July 19, 2019

How to Spend a Day in Westcliffe, Colorado
Travel Branyik | July 16, 2019

This ‘Road to Nowhere’ Leads to a Tiny Town You Can’t Miss
Out There Colorado | May 23, 2019

487 Summer Events to Add to Your 2019 Colorado Bucket List
Out There Colorado | April 30, 2019

6 of Colorado’s Best Stargazing Destinations
5280 | June 5, 2019

Tour de Colorado
West of 105 | Spring 2019

15 Places To Stargaze In Colorado
Colorado.com 

Earth Day is a Part of Everyday Life in Colorado
Colorado.com | April 18, 2019

Finding Peace Under Dark Skies
Colorado Plateau: Dark Sky Cooperative| January 18, 2019

Going dark: Stargazing destinations near and far lure ‘astro tourists’ to the night sky
Chicago Tribune | December 3, 2018

Your Next Trip? It’s Written in the Stars
New York Times | September 3, 2018

Travel Trend: Astro-tourism Is The Next Big Thing In Sustainable Travel
Travel Weekly | July 13, 2019

The Rise of Astrotourism: Why your next destination should include stargazing
The Telegraph | July 18, 2018

15 Places to Stargaze
Colorado.com

Welcome to Westcliffe, the Darkest Town in Colorado
Out There Colorado | July 21, 2018

On the Hunt for Stars: In Search of a Truly Dark Night Sky
Sierra | February 27, 2018

The Ancient Forest In Colorado That’s Right Out Of A Storybook
Only in Your State | April 22, 2018

A setback for dark sky in Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley
Mountain Town News | February 17, 2018 

The 10 Top Places for Stargazing
U.S. News | March 28, 2017

The Town Hiding In Colorado That Is Straight Out Of A Painting
Only in Your State | October 19, 2017

A Mapped Guide on Where to Find the Best Stargazing in Colorado
303 Magazine | May 19, 2017 

These 2 Towns Have Dimmed Their Lights to Show Off the Glorious Night Sky
Treehugger | October 11, 2018

Astro Tourism Is Now a Thing
Conde Nast Traveler | February 27, 2017

How a Colorado valley became the center of the Milky Way
The Colorado Independent | September 9, 2016

Colorado Towns Work to Preserve a Diminishing Resource: Darkness
New York Times | September 9, 2016

You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Experienced This Dreamy Colorado Mountain & Caves
Only in Your State | August 07, 2016