The state of Utah gets its name from the Native American Ute tribe, which means people of the mountains. This is indeed the state of the mountains; Utah mountain peaks are on average the highest in the country. But this is also the place for natural monuments, such as Arches and Capitol Reef, and oh-so-epic night skies. Here’s another reminder as to why we all need to go stargazing in Utah ASAP.

This project was filmed by Nate Atwater with the help of his brother David. They spent two weeks living out of a Ford Escape whilst travelling all over the state.