Arches National Park, Utah
Camping around Moab, Utah offers incredible scenery, ranging from mountains and canyons to rivers. Among the best campgrounds is Arches, where photo opportunities await, challenging trails are calling hikers’ names, and red stones create striking backdrops. Though there are a limited number of campsites, there’s plenty of opportunities to backpack your way through this park if the challenge entices you. Devils Garden Campground is located deep in the heart of the park, where you’ll have access to toilets and picnic tables, but that’s about it. Hike the 7.2-mile Devil’s Garden Loop Trail, or opt for the 3-mile hike to Delicate Arch, the most famous arch in the park. (Devils Garden Campground is closed through November 2017, but check out discovermoab.com for other options.) Here are some more national parks that are even more incredible on starry nights.