Due to light pollution, over 80% of the population who live in cities or other populated areas cannot see the stars.
If you’ve ever been camping in the Sawtooths, it’s likely that you’ve looked up at the night sky in amazement over the amount of stars shining down. In an initiative to preserve natural dark skies and light, the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve has dedicated itself to conserving 906,000 acres of land.
Located in the Sawtooth National Forest, parts of Stanley, Ketchum, Sun Valley, and Smiley Creek, The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve creates a mesmerizing environment that we can all enjoy. Idaho is known for its magical views and endless exploration sites; find Idaho’s natural beauty within The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve.