The proposed Sangre de Cristo International Dark Sky Reserve would cover some 4,200 miles, stretching from Salida south to the New Mexico border and from Alamosa east to LaVeta. 
A nighttime scene of the Milky Way galaxy and other stars shining over Medano Creek, a wide, shallow stream flowing at the base of dunes and silhouetted cottonwood trees at Great Sand Dunes National Park.A nighttime scene of the Milky Way galaxy and other stars shining over Medano Creek, a wide, shallow stream flowing at the base of dunes and silhouetted cottonwood trees at Great Sand Dunes National Park.
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