A Travel Photographer Reveals The Best Hidden Spots In Popular US National Parks

National parks are some of the most scenic, historic places you can visit. This makes them great places to check out when you’re travelling overseas. National Geographic photographer Jonathan Irish visited every US national park last year to find hidden gems most travellers don’t often reach. He shared a few of his top finds with Travel + Leisure.

Photo by Justin Gaerlan

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-travelled 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 US national parks. Read it at the link below.

9 Incredible Hidden Locations in US National Parks Where You Can Avoid the Crowds [Travel + Leisure]