If you live in the United States what if you didn’t renew your passport for a year and instead traveled only within the lower 48 states? Yep even Hawaii and Alaska are out! OR if you live outside the United States what if you came to visit our beautiful country and you decided to not spend anytime in New York, LA, Chicago, San Fran, New Orleans, Las Vegas, or Miami? What would you do? What would you see?
I actually think you would have the adventure of a lifetime. You see I am on a quest to visit all 60 of the United States National Parks. (Along with thousands of other people.) I have been to 43 as of writing this blog for Conquest Maps and I must say it’s opened me up to explore and seek out more adventure in all my travels around the world and get more pins on my map than I could ever imagine!
The National Parks in America are a true gem and something that people simply don’t take advantage of enough; especially those that live within the confines of the lower 48 of the United States. These adventure destinations are so close to so many Americans and yet we still continually ignore them and don’t seek them out for trips.
All 60 of the National Parks have incredible beauty. I have picked out 11 unique and what I would consider iconic adventures from the 43 parks I have been to in hopes that you will find yourself a grand adventure. I also excluded some of the more well known parks like Yosemite, Glacier, Yellowstone, and the Smoky Mountains to give you a glimpse of how much adventure awaits not just in a few of these parks but in all of them! Without further ado here’s my list...in no particular order!