Flagstaff was the first city to ever receive the dark sky designation in 2001. Of course, the area offers tons of great outdoor activities locally and regionally at places such as Sedona and the Grand Canyon.
The city is also home to the Lowell Observatory and the U.S. Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station. Flagstaff is a prime example of being able to protect dark skies while supporting economic development. They enacted the first outdoor lighting ordinance in 1958 and still regulate it today.
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Spent an awesome 3 days exploring different parts of the south rim of the Grand Canyon. We did not have an RV at this point, so we were staying in a hotel. We did explore the campground that was on the national park premises and it looked fabulous, clean, and it wasn't crowded and we were there over 4th of July, 2021. Can't wait to go back in my future Leisure Travel Van Wonder!
This beautiful and historic area in the Navajo Nation is in the 4 Corners area of the US and was profiled in an off the beaten path report by Tom and Patti Burkett - https://rvlifestyle.com/4-corners-region-navajo-stories/