Your neighbor’s security lights got you down? Don’t move to Palmer Lake. Especially stay away from Star View Circle, which boasts unobstructed panoramas of the 500-foot Christmas star on the side of Sundance Mountain. Here is a photo taken in 1936, shortly after it was built. It was taken from the town’s Web site www.ci.palmer-lake.co.us/ under its history tab.
The star is lit during the Christmas season, on Fourth of July and Memorial Day, during times of war including on Sept. 11, 2001, and to mark the deaths of important residents. Here is another view, from the town Web site, of it lit:
It’s not hard to see from Interstate 25, heading north into Monument. Below are maps taken from www.GoogleEarth.com showing its location. The last photo shows the approximate location of the star on the side of Sundance Mountain.