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Solar Eclipse 2017: Few options available for lodging north of Denver

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 17:06:03-04

DENVER — Just a short jaunt north of the Colorado border, onlookers will soon be treated to a full solar eclipse. The event is incredibly anticipated, and the small path of totality prompted a spike in hotel bookings — but options still exist.

In both Wyoming and northwest Nebraska, there exist at least 60 hotel options for lodging, although the rooms may be pricey and scarce. 

In a review, Denver7 found only two available hotel rooms in the arc of totality — where the eclipse will be 100 percent covering the sun — and the prices might shock you.

In Riverton, Wyoming, a single room would run you about $740 at the time of first publish. In Dubois, Wyoming, a single room would run you about $1,625 at time of first publish. 

The eclipse is being built up as a once-in-a-lifetime event on Aug. 21, but Colorado will not be in the path of totality. That's why many are flocking to our northern neighbors to catch a glimpse of something only seen once every few decades. 

Although hotel options aren't readily available, other options exist, including parking lot camping in a camper or car (where legal) and simply bearing the expectedly crowded I-25 drive to see the eclipse. 

Check out available hotel options at the resource.