Dark Sky Tours 2024

A park visitor peers into a telescope for a closer view of the stars during an astronomy program.
A park visitor peers into a telescope for a closer view of the stars during an astronomy program.

Bettymaya Foott / NPS

Come be an astronomer! Join the Rangers of Cedar Breaks under a sky of stars, planets, and nebulas. Experience a night of wonder and observe astronomical features through a telescope.

Each Dark Sky Tour will begin with a 30 minute ranger program indoors. This will be followed by a tour of the constellations and an interactive telescope experience.

What to Wear

Be prepared to be outdoors. Dress for incredibly cold nights, usually below freezing. Our Rangers recommend warm winter coats, pants, shoes, gloves, and hats.

What to Bring

Embrace the winter season! Feel free to bring along a blanket and some snacks to make the experience cozy.

Thinking about packing a flashlights? White light interferes with our view of the night sky. Should you bring a flashlight, please ensure it has a red-light function to be used exclusively. Also, please refrain from using flash photography and leaving vehicle headlights on for longer than necessary.

Secure Your Spot

Due to a small capacity in our Visitor Contact Station at North View Overlook, prior registration is required for participation in this event. Please secure your spot by visiting our Eventbrite page.

Tours are free of charge; however, as a federal fee area, all individuals over the age of 16 require an entrance pass to Cedar Breaks. Entrance passes are $10 per person. Interagency Annual or America the Beautiful passes waive the entry fee of all individuals traveling together in one vehicle.

Can't join us this time? Learn more about Dark Night Skies and how to enjoy them.

Last updated: December 18, 2023

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Cedar Breaks National Monument: Administrative Office
2460 West Highway 56 Suite #6

Cedar City, UT 84720


(435) 986-7120

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