In an era of light pollution, here are the darkest skies in the American West. Many of them are hot spots for dark-sky tourism – people visiting to see stars that are obscured by lights in their hometowns.

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If you’re looking for some place beautiful to admire the starry night sky, may we humbly suggest the Colorado River Delta? Judging by this map, it has virtually no light pollution. And if the pulse flow continues to be successful, it’ll have a lovely river to sit by, as well.