The 9 Most Underrated National Parks

Yes, of course. We're all enamored by the steep red cliffs of Zion Canyon and Yosemite's Half Dome. The giant Redwoods of Northern California, the steaming geysers of Yellowstone, and that stunning canyon in Arizona that's oh-so great (it really is though). No one is disputing these parks' greatness, and likely they will remain the favorites to visit in the years to come - but along with the big name recognition comes of course the extremely large crowds. Even in the dead of winter we've been packed like sheep on the way up to Angel's Landing in Zion NP, and honestly, sometimes it feels like we need some peace and quiet after visiting one of the more famous parks.

But there are so many more! Out of the 62 National Parks across the country, there are loads that are less frequented, with much smaller crowds and more than enough awe-inspiring beauty to revel in.
We've compiled a list of 9 of the most UNDER-rated national parks across the country, so please feel free to skip the line and head directly to one of these for a bit of one-on-one time with some of the best Mother Nature has to offer.

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