Underrated National Parks in the U.S.

These parks should be visited by a lot more people


Everybody has heard of the Grand Canyon or the Rocky Mountain national parks, and rightfully so. They offer vast wilderness and amazing opportunities for adventure and family fun. But there are 57 other national parks that reward visitors with similar experiences.[slideshow:102160]

The fact that they are not as crowded as their popular counterparts is, to many people, a huge bonus. Don’t miss out on “America’s best idea.”

For every park where masses of tourists frustrate you and prevent you from reconnecting with Mother Nature, there’s a magnificent piece of land someplace else that’s wonderfully wild and uninhabited.

Go ahead and plan an audacious trip in the wilderness. Just imagine what you can find, for example, in the 13.2 million–acre Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska.

You can make the most of your visit by avoiding the crowds during the peak summer months. Enjoying solitude without bumping into annoying tourists is still possible. Witness for yourself what majestic beauty really is.

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