We drove up in our minivan rental car to the visitors center. The is at about 9000 ft. My husband has one lung so we did not go to the summit. The car groaned on the way up but made it with no problem. I think any newer rental car would. The visitors center gives a talk each evening outside. There are telescopes set up and you can wait in line to look through. The talk is done with a laser pointer right outside the visitor center. The building, the light if the cars coming and going and the speaker's weak laser pointer made what could have been an amazing talk very hard to follow. I remember seeing a similar talk at Yellowstone and I will never forget it. If they would just set up a 50 yards away from the building and parking they would have a unforgettable show. Anyway when we gave up and walked about 50 yards up the road we looked up and the sight of the stars is breathtaking. I have never seen anything like it and I have traveled to remote places. Don't miss it!!
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