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Westcliffe, Colorado

In the Wet Mountain Valley of southern-central Colorado, between the Sangre De Christo and Wet Mountains, it is certified as a Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association. “From a personal experience, I can tell you it is stunning during the day and the night sky is just breathtaking. I have been watching the…read more »

In the Wet Mountain Valley of southern-central Colorado, between the Sangre De Christo and Wet Mountains, it is certified as a Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association. “From a personal experience, I can tell you it is stunning during the day and the night sky is just breathtaking. I have been watching the Perseids Meteor showers since my childhood either in the mountains of Pennsylvania or where I live on Long Island, New York. Last year I was on vacation in Colorado. I was lucky that my cousins own a home in Westcliffe and we went for an overnight trip during the Perseids. I have never seen a meteor shower like that before in my life. So crisp, clean and bright.”

Deborah Byrd

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