Dinosaur National Monument is an American national monument located on the southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains, about 188 miles (303 km) east of Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s become an accredited dark sky park, considered to have “an exceptional quality of natural darkness while efforts on the ground actively contribute to enjoyment and protection of dark skies for future generations” by the International Dark Sky Association. Much of Dinosaur National Monument provides prime places to view the night sky with either the naked eye or through the use of optical aids, and has a designated spot where night sky programs are held near the Split Mountain Campground. With six different campgrounds and over 120 sites to choose from, camping options are plentiful. For more information, please visit online or call 435-781-7700.
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