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Under Canvas Resorts Are DarkSky-Certified

DarkSky International certified all five Under Canvas sites in Arizona and Utah, which became the world's first DarkSky-designated resorts

By Todd R. Berger

5.29.24 Under Canvas Grand Canyon near Valle, Arizona
Under Canvas Grand Canyon near Valle, Arizona || Photo by Bailey Made

Last winter, the five Under Canvas camps in Utah and Arizona—Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell–Grand Staircase, and Moab—became the world’s first DarkSky-certified resorts. Newly accredited by DarkSky International, the upscale camping resorts are embracing “astrotourism” and showcasing a “We Own the Night” campaign at its resorts with astronomy talks, full-moon hikes, s’mores, starbathing meditations, and moon water rituals. Guests also can search the night skies for shooting stars and distant galaxies through the camps’ on-site telescopes; savor celestial-themed food and beverage such as Moon & Stars Cheesecake Bites, Galaxy Lemonade, and Meteor Mimosas; and enjoy the jaw-dropping beauty of the night sky from private decks or the comfort of a king bed inside the brand’s signature Stargazer Tent. “Under Canvas provides a truly unique experience for groups, where attendees can discover their outdoor self and connect with nature in comfort and style,” notes Steph Timmerman, vice president of sales for Under Canvas.

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