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Night sky photography at Goblin Valley State Park. Photographer: Austen Diamond

Industry Partners,

In collaboration and celebration with Governor Cox declaring April 2021 Utah Dark Sky Month, the Utah Office of Tourism has built a toolkit with dark sky-related resources and assets for you to utilize and share throughout this month and beyond.

“Over the last several years we have pivoted dramatically to focus on the quality of the experience for visitor and hosting communities. Preserving dark skies helps communities establish long lasting tourism economies and keeps our places forever mighty. Utah State Parks, our national parks and community partners have shown tremendous leadership and vision in preserving the night sky throughout the state.” – Vicki Varela, Managing Director of the Utah Office of Tourism

The Dark Skies Edition Toolkit includes the following resources:

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Dark Skies
  • An Astrotourism Profile
  • The Dark Sky Month Press Release
  • Visit Utah’s Social Tips for Dark Sky Month
  • UOT's Dark Sky Image Library
  • Access to the Dark Sky Content on

Click the buttons below to access the content!


From the Office of Governor Spencer J. Cox
On April 5th, 2021, Governor Cox declared the month of April as Utah Dark Sky Month. Encouraging residents and visitors alike to celebrate this month by visiting one of Utah's 23 accredited International Dark Sky places - including 4 of our Mighty 5
® national parks, 10 state parks, and two towns. Read more.

Utah State Parks
The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) awarded International Dark Sky Park designations to Fremont Indian and Goosenecks State Parks on March 25th, 2021. These parks bring the total dark sky designations within the Utah Division of State Parks system to ten. This is more than any other state park system in the world. Read more.

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