Southern Colorado Astronomical Park
Just one mile west of La Veta is the Southern Colorado Astronomical Park, a crossroads of ancient and modern astronomy, including a stone calendar and two observatory structures. The land on which the park sits was donated to the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society for the purposes of education, research, and enjoyment by all.
Here, you can gaze upon the stars much like ancient astronomers did several thousand years ago or take a more modern approach by viewing Spanish Peaks Country’s phenomenal dark skies through a telescope.
The Southern Colorado Astronomical Society has two domed observatories available for placing telescopes. Each dome structure has an access port for power connections.
The Southern Colorado Astronomical Society is a 501(c)(3) educational and scientific nonprofit with a goal of sharing the wonders of the night sky with everyone.
You can help keep this amazing Astronomical Park open for generations to come if you Leave no Trace and Care for Colorado when you visit. Just because the meteor shower started and you dropped your coffee cup doesn’t mean you can’t find it and properly dispose of it! Get more tips on how to minimize your impacts here.