Whether you're a budding environmentalist or just looking for a new national park to add to your bucket list, there are some fantastic parks out there worth visiting. See some hidden gems in the US outside of the most visited National Parks in America.
Joshua Tree National Park, California
This park, best known for its beautiful desert landscape, is located in California near Palm Springs.
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Shenandoah National Park is a land full of cascading waterfalls, magnificent vistas, meadows of wildflowers, and quiet wooded hollows located just 75 miles from Washington, DC.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Located in western Colorado near Montrose, this park is best known for its cliffs and dramatic rock formations. Several scenic drives offer fantastic canyon views, a popular hiking destination during the spring or summer months when temperatures are more agreeable.
Isle Royale, Michigan
This park is located in Lake Superior near the northern tip of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The best way to explore this amazing place is by boat during peak summer months when you can visit any of over 450 islands that are dispersed throughout the lake.
New River Gorge, West Virginia Located in the Appalachian Mountains near Fayetteville, West Virginia, this park is best known for its deep gorge along the New River. The New River is one of the continent's oldest rivers, flowing north through deep canyons.