February 14, 2017
National parks are some of the most scenic, historic places you can visit. National Geographic photographer Jonathan Irish visited every U.S. national park last year to find hidden gems most travelers don’t often reach. He shared a few of his top finds with Travel + Leisure.
Irish told the mag:
Our goal was to celebrate what these parks mean for us, so it was important for us to dig into every park and not just hit the main points, but to get to the heart of the park and find the places that most people don’t get to.
These aren’t all secret spots, exactly, they’re just lesser-traveled areas within popular parks. A few on the list include:
You’ll definitely want to check out Travel + Leisure’s full list. It includes more detail on these as well as a handful of other hidden spots in U.S. national parks. Read it at the link below.
Photo by Justin Gaerlan