Dark Ranger Telescope Tours is a small family business that uses astronomy tourism to promote science literacy and heighten awareness about the importance of protecting natural darkness. Our Dark Ranger Observatory is located near the northwestern boundary of Bryce Canyon National Park. Here we help protect some the darkest sky still accessible by car in North America, while simultaneously entertaining our nightly guests with one of the largest collections of telescopes in the 4-corners region (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado).
Contact us via:
...that we tolerate being contracted from
Text or call
Our cell coverage is patchy or overwhelmed. "All circuits are busy" because everybody and their dog is uploading beautiful pictures of Bryce Canyon. Sometimes we won't get a voicemail until the next day. By contrast, text messages get through quickly.
Besides we prefer to handle bookings (see the "Book a Tour" drop menu in the banner image above?) on-line because:
- Giving out credit card #s over a cell phone isn't safe.
- You've had more practice typing in your email and credit card number correctly than we have
Please don't call just because you are too lazy to read the website. Yes, its a HUGE amount of information. Stargazing logistics are complicated. Yet some find our reading fun! That our brand -- huge information, big fun. If you don't like our read, you probably won't like our fun.
But if you have a question that a good read of this website doesn't seem to answer, please call or text.
Constellation image courtesy of SkySafariAstronomy.com
NOTE: We are better Live! Twitter is the literal epitome of "phoning it in."
In a hurry? Text instead.
We've got some pretty good stuff here: