Person standing under the night sky stargazing in Wyoming

As the least populated state in the country, Wyoming has some of the best views of the night sky. Escape to the remote wilderness of Wyoming at one of our dude ranches and experience the perfect conditions for stargazing. Thanks to our remote locations, lack of light pollution, high elevation, and wide open spaces, our ranches offer a prime spot to gaze up and witness celestial wonders. Whether you are interested in having campfires under the stars or want to see the Milky Way in its full splendor, we have all the tips you need for stargazing in Wyoming:

What to See While Stargazing

With such a clear view of the night sky, you will have visibility to a wide variety of celestial bodies, including:

  • Constellations
  • Planets
  • Comets
  • Milky Way
  • Satellites

Stargazing Tips

Make the most of stargazing in Wyoming from our ranches with these tips and tricks:

  • Check the weather forecast beforehand; stargazing is best on clear and cloudless nights. 
  • Dress warmly; summer nights can dip into the 30s and 40s
  • Give your eyes time to adjust to the darkness using the process of dark adaptation. Don’t look at your phone or bright lights for 20-30 minutes to allow your pupils to adjust to low light.
  • You don’t need a fancy telescope to enjoy the night sky at our ranches. Use your naked eye or bring binoculars for closer viewing. 
  • Use star charts or star gazing apps like SkyView to locate specific stars and constellations
  • Locate the Big Dipper and use this constellation as a reference point to the rest of the night sky.

Experience Stargazing at Wyoming Dude Ranches

See the night sky like never before while stargazing at our Wyoming dude ranches this summer. In addition to stargazing, our member ranches offer authentic Western adventures, delicious cuisine, and comfortable lodging. Spend your days horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, river rafting, or camping, and end the night under the stars. Browse our Wyoming dude ranches and find the perfect destination for your Wild West vacation today!