Hovenweep National Monument was certified as a Gold-Tier International Dark-Sky Park in 2014.
Hovenweep enjoys dark, natural night skies on account of its geographic isolation in a part of the U.S. that has a very low population density.
Its Gold-tier – the darkest of the three tiers – skies afford both a respite from the busy, everyday life of populated areas and natural nighttime experience. The monument management has taken steps to ensure these qualities endure for many years to come.
Hovenweep National Monument is supported by its member organization, Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA).
Photo credit: Milky Way at the Square Tower Group | NPS Photo by Jacob W. Frank