NatureUnited States of America
Forget what you think you know about America's national parks, these eight hidden national treasures will take your breath away...
National Park of American Samoa, American Samoa
This park covers 13,500 tropical acres, 4,000 acres of which are marine ecosystems, over three volcanic islands in American Samoa, and it protects the ecosystems and traditions of Polynesia's oldest culture. Samoa even translates to "sacred earth."
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Copper Center, Alaska
This is the country's largest national park - it's larger than the whole of Switzerland. It covers four mountain ranges and more than 150 glaciers converge across the 13.2 million acres.
Channel Islands National Park, Channel Islands, California
Looking for empty beaches within 100 miles of Los Angeles? Hop a catamaran and cross the Santa Barbara Channel to this gorgeous archipelago of eight islands, stretching from Newport Beach to Santa Barbara.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Gunnison, Colorado
The snow atop Colorado's towering West Elk Mountains melts into the roaring Gunnison River, which plunges west toward the mighty Colorado River, carving this 53 mile-long and 2,722 feet-deep canyon.
Isle Royale National Park, Lake Superior, Michigan
In this splendid 132,000-acre archipelago protruding from the depths of the world's largest freshwater lake, you'll find yourself in an untamed wilderness of lakes and boreal forest. The park is a haven for moose and endangered gray wolves, which circle each other in a fascinating prey-predator dance.