The Grand Canyon, the Rocky Mountains, and Yellowstone National Park may be iconic names, but America is home to more than 423 parks, many of which are out of anyone’s reach. Reishonger has included six lesser-known national parks in America for everyone’s bucket list.
America’s Undiscovered National Parks
These are six national parks in America you’ve never heard of, but they definitely should be on your wish list! And read our tips here if you’re going to be taking a road trip across America soon.
Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
In Mammoth Cave National Park in southern Kentucky you can find it as far as we know The longest cave system in the worldIt is famous for its intricate corridors and giant rooms. The footsteps of the first man about 4000 years ago Imposing Mammoth Cave Arch inside. Today, visitors can explore the 600-kilometre caves on their own or take one of the educational tours offered by park rangers. For those who prefer to keep their heads above ground, beautiful hiking trails await through gorgeous nature and along the two rivers that flow through the park. More information at www.visittheusa.co.uk/destination/mammoth-cave-national-park.
White Sands National Park, New Mexico
Like a sea of sand, white sand sparkles from my heart Tularosa Basin in the middle of the New Mexico desert. Formed from white sand, sandy gypsum once formed a shallow sea floor that inundated the area 250 million years ago. The sand dunes here are still moving at a rate of up to nine meters per year. These sand dunes make for a fun day of sand boarding all year round, which is popular with the whole family. But be sure to bring enough water with you because the temperature can rise to more than 40 degrees Celsius in summer. A good option for warm days is to join a sunset picnic under the supervision of a park ranger to make the most of the majestic view without having to contend with the sweltering heat. More information at www.visittheusa.co.uk/state/new-mexico.
North Cascades National Park, Washington State
North Cascades National Park in northern Washington state covers more than 2,040 square miles in the high mountains of the Cascade Range. It is the second least visited national park in the United States after Alaska. The highest peaks of the national park remain the same, but More than three hundred glaciers It can be discovered on foot. Travelers can enjoy many activities in the park such as fishing, boating, horse riding and camping. More information at www.visittheusa.co.uk/destination/seattle.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
West of the Rockies, on the densely forested Colorado Plateau, is Mesa Verde National Park (Spanish for “green table”) – the most culturally and historically significant national park in the United States. The park offers a glimpse into the culture of the early Pueblo Indians who have lived in southwestern Colorado for more than 700 years. More than 4,000 archaeological sites are scattered throughout the park and are among the best preserved Remnants of the cliff dwellings and brick towers in America. Several hiking trails lead to viewpoints with fantastic panoramic views of the desert landscape. But perhaps the best way to gain insight into the daily lives of the park’s hundreds of years old residents is to take a tour of the ruins. And don’t forget to look up at night, because the starry sky is amazingly beautiful. More information at www.visittheusa.co.uk/destination/mesa-verde-national-park.
Isle Royal National Park, Michigan
Isle Royale National Park is located in the remote state of Michigan, and stretches across several islands in Lake Superior It can only be reached by boat or seaplane. The remote island features dense forests, clear lakes, cool caves, and fauna including wolves, beavers, foxes and moose. Travelers have a good chance of encountering wandering wildlife as they walk the trails along swamps and lakes. But they should pay attention to the deposits of chlorasterolite – green semi-precious stones scattered throughout the park. The 69 km Greenstone Ridge Trail Crosses the ridge that bears the name of the island. The entire tour takes about 16 hours, but visitors can also walk shorter distances.
National Park in American Samoa
American Samoa is located in the South Pacific, a US territory and home to one of the The most idyllic national parks in America. Although the trip to the national park in American Samoa is long, it is well worth it. Covered by sandy beaches, beautiful rainforests, archaeological sites, and hiking trails above Mount Lata, the park features some of the most pristine landscapes in the world. The beautiful, untouched coral reefs of more than 800 species of fish provide ideal snorkeling opportunities. Visitors can also take a boat to the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary. More information at www.visittheusa.co.uk/state/american-samoa.
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