These 9 National Parks Are Flying Under The Radar

Tripoto
3rd Jul 2014

Gates of the Arctic, Alaska

Photo of These 9 National Parks Are Flying Under The Radar by Valerie Fidan

Sequoia National Park, California

Photo of These 9 National Parks Are Flying Under The Radar by Valerie Fidan

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Photo of These 9 National Parks Are Flying Under The Radar by Valerie Fidan

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Photo of These 9 National Parks Are Flying Under The Radar by Valerie Fidan

Hawai’i volcanoes, Hawai’i

Photo of These 9 National Parks Are Flying Under The Radar by Valerie Fidan

Mesa Verde, Colorado

Photo of These 9 National Parks Are Flying Under The Radar by Valerie Fidan

Big Bend, Texas

Photo of These 9 National Parks Are Flying Under The Radar by Valerie Fidan

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Photo of These 9 National Parks Are Flying Under The Radar by Valerie Fidan

Wind Cave, South Dakota

Photo of These 9 National Parks Are Flying Under The Radar by Valerie Fidan

Acient cliff dwellings, protected sea forts and the world’s fourth-longest cave system, the US has got some amazing parks beyond the big, notable ones. They each are spectacular in their own way–natural beauty, amazing views, natural formations and wildlife. Here are 10 of the parks that are flying fabulously under the radar. So, whether your doing a road trip across the USA or simply visiting one or two, these national parks are sure to leave you in pure awe.

This is a must see. The Sequoia National Park in Northern California is famous for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, one of the largest trees on Earth. Among the awaiting wonders are the world’s largest trees, the giant sequoia, which grow up to 85m, and the highest mountain outside Alaska, 4421m Mt Whitney.
Photo of Sequoia National Park, California, United States by Valerie Fidan
The Gates of the Arctic is no place for casual tourists. There are no roads, trails or visitor facilities within the park, and the only recognized visitor centre lies off the Dalton Highway near the town of Coldfoot. With wild rivers, hungry grizzlies and the imposing Brooks Mountains, you’d better know how to survive in the wild.
Photo of Gates of the Arctic, Alaska, United States by Valerie Fidan
Photo of Bryce Canyon, Utah, United States by Valerie Fidan
Often ignored in favor of the more accessible Zion and Grand Canyons, Bryce’s masterpiece is its eponymous amphitheater.
Photo of Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, United States by Valerie Fidan
With black-sand beaches, ancient lava tubes and pyroclastic flows waiting to be discovered, this is one national park that could be too hot to handle.
Photo of Hawaii, Volcano, Hawai'i, United States by Valerie Fidan
Primary attractions are the striking cliff dwellings of the Pueblo people, built in the 13th century and rising over four stories throughout a series of dramatic canyons.
Photo of Mesa Verde, Colorado, United States by Valerie Fidan
This park throws up extreme climatic conditions, from the baking deserts and plunging canyons alongside the Rio Grande, to the cooler heights of the Chisos Mountains.
Photo of Big Bend, Big Bend National Park, Texas, United States by Valerie Fidan
This park throws up extreme climatic conditions, from the baking deserts and plunging canyons alongside the Rio Grande, to the cooler heights of the Chisos Mountains.
Photo of Dry Tortugas, Monroe County, Florida, United States by Valerie Fidan
You can’t go to Wind Cave National Park and not explore this underground wonderland. But, above ground you can camp at nearby Elk Mountain, on the doorstep of mixed grass prairies and ponderosa forests that are home to native bison, elk and pronghorn antelope.
Photo of Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs, South Dakota, United States by Valerie Fidan
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