Apparently Outside Magazine agrees, because it was just named the best place in the world to view the Northern Lights!
This 218,000-acre national park is one of the most remote northern spots in the lower 48. The International Dark-Sky Association designated it an official dark sky park in 2020, meaning there’s minimal light pollution way out here. Pitch a tent at one of the park’s more isolated campgrounds—there are 15 hike-in or boat-in backcountry campsites—for the best viewing spots in the park. If you’d rather have a bed to sleep in, stay at the 31-room Cantilever Hotel in the town of Ranier, ten minutes from the park’s entrance, which has a rooftop sauna and hot tub for night sky-gazing, free yoga, and whiskey tasting at the in-house distillery. (Michelson)