The 10 most Underrated National Parks in the US

By Dtraveltrek Team, 21th October, 2023

In this web story, we'll uncover 10 underrated US national parks' lesser-known, awe-inspiring secrets.

1. Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

· It's the northernmost national park in the US and only accessible by air. · Home to the elusive Arctic wolf.

2. Great Basin National Park

· Offers some of the clearest stargazing in the nation. · Houses the oldest trees on Earth, the bristlecone pines.

3. Congaree National Park

· The largest intact expanse of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the southeastern United States. · Firefly displays light up the park during summer evenings.

4. North Cascades National Park

· Features over 300 glaciers. · Hosts a hidden treasure trove of hiking trails.

5. Guadalupe Mountains National Park

· Home to the highest peak in Texas, Guadalupe Peak. · A fossilized reef offers a unique glimpse into ancient oceans.

6. Isle Royale National Park

· Located on Lake Superior, it's the least-visited national park in the contiguous US. · Famous for its wolf and moose populations.

7. Dry Tortugas National Park

· Comprises seven small islands and the historic Fort Jefferson. · Offers superb snorkeling in crystal-clear waters.

8. Capitol Reef National Park

· Known for its Waterpocket Fold, a nearly 100-mile-long warp in the Earth's crust. · Stunning petroglyphs etched by indigenous peoples.

9. Lassen Volcanic National Park

· Home to all four types of volcanoes found in the world. · Boasts bubbling mud pots and geothermal wonders.

10. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

· Features some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rocks, and craggiest spires in North America. · The park's depths create unique lighting effects.