Locals will tell you the stars in the West End are stunning and the International Dark Sky Association agrees. Norwood was the first town on Colorado’s Western Slope to be designated as a“Dark Sky Community”. Nucla and Naturita are the newest Dark Sky communities added in 2021. This honor has currently been awarded to 22 International Dark Sky Communities around the world, 15 of which are in the US, with others being in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Scotland, and the U.K.
When going out in the field to stargaze, please stay on designated trails, jeep tracks and roads. This will ensure the beautiful landscape is the same when you come back years from now. More information can be found here West End Trash Free Coalition.