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3 Best Places to Gaze at Night Skies in the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon’s night skies are exceptionally dark, making the park a fantastic place for stargazing. Try these three favorite spots.

Yavapai Point

The overlook at Yavapai Point is a short stroll from Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim. It is an easy place to set up a telescope and watch the stars.

Lipan Point

Hit Lipan Point on Desert View Drive on the South Rim for sparkling-clear views of the Milky Way and constellations.

North and South Rims During Star Parties

The entire park becomes an observatory during the annual Star Party, when volunteers set up scopes and offer free astronomy programs to visitors.


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