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Stargazing Winter Park has been excited to be in Winter Park to provide an out of this world astronomy experiences under Winter Park's exceptionally dark skies! Due to Winter Park's high elevation and lack of light pollution Winter Park is a stellar spot for astronomy.

The Milky Way above Mary Jane

We provide many astronomy experiences in Winter Park:

Private Programs: provides private programs and can provide an extra flair to your event in and around Winter Park at your location (in Empire, Winter Park, Grandby, and beyond). We have a portable observatory that can be set up anywhere. We can meet you in the driveway of your Airbnb for a private family program or set up at any event space. Company picnics, weddings, birthdays. Whatever your event may be our services can be hired out. can add a side of astronomy to your event or be the main event with a private tour.

Stargazing Tabernash, An astronomy program set up in the drive way of an AirBnB in Tabernash

All Private events are unique therefore the service is built to fit the event. Please contact us at:, (303).324.5831 or by clicking here to inquire about how Elevated Astronomy Tours might work for your event.

Winter Park Observatory, Stargazing at the top of the gondola at Winter Park Resort :

An educational astronomy program for all ages located at the top of the Winter Park Resort Gondola. Tours start at sunset and last for 2 hours. The show explores the night sky with several large telescopes and a laser pointer. We will see and learn about planets, constellations, navigation, satellites, nebula, clusters, galaxies, maybe some shooting stars (if lucky), and our universe. Through telescopes we will get up close looks at these objects and take in their beauty with our own eyes. The tour takes place at the top of the gondola in winter park (small ~100yard walk required, snowshoes available upon request) where phenomenal sunsets and wildlife are often seen. Guests are provided with a red flashlight, comfy seating, and hot coco. Guests are encouraged to bring questions, wonderment, and warm clothing (it will get cold after sunset). Please be aware of weather, tour is subject to cancellation if it is too cloudy to see any stars.

Moon rise at the Observatory at the top of Winter Park

For General Information and to ask about private events at Winter Park feel free to reach out to Winter Park here: Email: or or Guest Services - 970.726.5514

Stargazing Devil's Thumb Ranch

We host private star parties at Devil's Thumb Ranch and are currently working to expand to have regular programs there as well.

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