International Dark Sky Place

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

June 8 – 10, 2016: Upon arriving, in the early evening, at the south rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, we stopped at a viewpoint for our first glimpse of the 2,000 feet deep canyon that this national park protects.

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C is for Canyon de Chelly and Chaco Culture

May 29 – 31, 2016: After Petrified Forest National Park we headed north in Arizona to Canyon de Chelly National Monument. The canyons within the monument have been home to people for nearly 5,000 years and, even today, some Navajo people call this home; many families still live, farm, and raise livestock within the canyons.

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