The desert sky is one of the most mesmerizing features of the Sonoran Desert 

Thanks to our vast and open land, many areas provide a front seat view to sky gazing that you won’t find anywhere else 

Here in Arizona, our dark skies go a layer deeper. Our south-western state allows many star gazers and astronomers more insight into space 

Although its close to the seemingly bright skyline of Tucson, the glow does not permeate many areas of the park 

In fact, it is one of the darkest places in the country according to the International Dark-Sky Association 

Oracle State Park is approximately 4,000-square-foot in diameter, receiving its dark sky designation in 2014 

This prestigious designation allows parks like Oracle State Park to receive preservation of land areas and nocturnal wildlife 

Visitors can enjoy group gatherings organized specifically to stargaze in the park in this scenic area