Ridgway has really dark skies!
Ridgway was designated an International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Accredited Community in 2020! Learn more in this Ridgway Dark Sky Brochure. or in this Enjoy Dark Skies article from the Ridgway Chamber of Commerce.
Nearby, both Norwood, CO and Top of the Pines are also IDA recognized. These links provide more information on the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and Dark-Sky Colorado.
Ridgway's Dark Sky Brochure and Ridgway's Outdoor Lighting Ordinance provide guidance on how we strive to protect our night skies by shielding all outdoor lights, using softer outdoor bulbs (3000 Kelvin or less), using fewer lights, turning lights off when they are not needed, and sometimes using lighting controls like motion detectors and dimmers.