Have you ever been to mars? Neither have we. But the imbued wind and water shaped land of Arches National Park can certainly seem extraterrestrial. Well known for it’s striking arches and spires there are over 2,000 arches and land bridges within the park. It is great place to hike, mountain bike, take a silty dip in the Colorado River and camp under an expansive desert sky.
There are limited reservable sites within the park, in addition to many first-come first-serve sites in the surrounding Moab area. Carry plenty of your own extra water. The summers are hot. There is potable water at both the visitors center and at Devil’s Garden trailhead and campground.
(Photos courtesy of Hipcamp.)