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Castle Valley is a Dark Sky Community

sign 60%In 1991 the town of Castle Valley passed its first Outdoor Lighting Ordinance, very ahead of its time in dark-sky-friendly principles. Recent Town surveys (conducted every five years) have shown consistently high support for dark skies. Consequently, a dedicated local group spent several years writing a new Dark Sky Lighting Ordinance and navigating the grueling application process for official Dark Sky certification. For more information about DarkSky International see

In December 2023, the Town of Castle Valley joined Grand County, Moab, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Torrey, Utah, and other nearby places in successful certification by DarkSky International.

[Talk about what we do, building permit process, programs for local residents—not pushing tourism—benefits for wildlife, migratory birds, insects, bats and even plant life, etc. Not annoying neighbors.]

Guidelines for dark-sky-friendly lighting.

addy icon Key Contacts Town Clerk, Building Permit Agent

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