The small town of Blanding, Utah, one hour south of Moab, is a perfect location for exploring some of the most dramatic desert scenery in the United States. The town is located close to the Natural Bridges State Park home to 700-year-old Puebloan ruins and the eponymous stone bridges, vast arches of sandstone that span deep canyons, one of which is among the longest in the world, and which is designated an International Dark Sky Park for its brilliant, night skies that reveal a dizzying celestial splendor that city dwellers can only dream of. Slightly further afield, but still within easy reach lies the even more spectacular Monument Valley, whose towering eroded mesas and buttes have all but defined what cinema-goers think of when they picture the American West. Whether you wish to stay in a cabin or an authentic tipi, make this scenic corner of Utah your next glamping getaway!