Denver , June 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Much to the delight of astro tourists everywhere, Colorado offers amazing after dark activities. Visit: https://www.colorado.com/articles/13-places-stargaze-colorado

Stargazing Experiences:

Ales and Astronomy at Copper Mountain: Participants are treated to beer and wine while exploring the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere accompanied by REI Guides on July 27, August 4 and September 9.

Amateur Astronomy Night at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve: All levels of astronomers are invited to engage with unique astronomical experiences from a variety of scopes.

Night Sky Tour at Chimney Rock National Monument: This guided tour takes visitors far from light pollution along the Great Kiva and Pueblo Trails to view 360-degrees of Colorado.

Twilight Dinner at the Umbrella Bar in Crested Butte: On September 14, stargazing enthusiasts can visit the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks and enjoy a twilight dinner underneath the stars.

Stargazing Tour with The Little Nell in Aspen: This experience includes a Jeep tour from Aspen Mountain to Richmond Ridge and an astronomy concierge who provides expertise during celestial events.

Stories in the Sky with Walking Mountains Science Center at the Four Seasons in Vail:Stories in the Sky: Stargazing is offered every Friday night, and participants can view constellations, shooting stars and full moons.

Sunset Stroll with the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch: This private guided hike is offered to discuss the blanket of stars as they emerge in the night sky.

Night Sky Program at Florissant Fossil Beds: On August 10, night sky enthusiasts can enjoy a park ranger presentation and night of gazing and telescope viewing.

After Dark Adventures:

Dinner Under the Stars at Denver Food + Wine Festival: On September 5, festivalgoers can enjoy a curated six-course dinner with a view of the Colorado skyline.

Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks in Morrison: Movies and music are offered under the stars all summer long at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Full Moon Stagecoach Rides with Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting in Leadville: Based on the 19th century tradition of mail delivery by stagecoach, moonlight stagecoach rides are offered twice monthly.

Night Sky Photography Workshops with 3 Peaks Photography & Design in Westcliffe:During summer and autumn, workshops are held for those keen to learn how to photograph the celestial landscape in a certified International Dark Sky Community.

Raft Underneath the Moon with the Adventure Company in Browns Canyon: Adventure-seekers can experience Browns Canyon via raft under full moonlight July 24-25 and August 24.

Sunset Dinner Train on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in Antonito: Train enthusiasts can enjoy a Rocky Mountain sunset and the bright light of the moon during a themed dinner.

Twilight Mountain Biking at the Evolution Bike Park in Crested Butte: On Wednesday and Friday evenings throughout the summer, Evolution Bike Park offers Twilight Evenings with extended hours to 7 p.m.

Moonlight Zip Lining at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash: Participants strap on a headlamp and experience five zip lines via moonlight, each increasing by height, distance and speed.

Nightwalk at the YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center: The YMCA’s “nightlife” is showcased via night games and a walk to learn about the area’s furry friends and their special adaptations for nighttime.

Science After Dark at The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery: Each month the museum hosts an interactive program where adults can learn about science in a unique setting, with a slice of pizza and beer in hand.

Abby Leeper
Colorado Tourism Office
Phone: (720) 662-4049
E-Mail: abby.leeper@state.co.us