We're STOKED to release this brand new collab with our friends over at Wild Tribute!
To honor our national parks and public lands, a portion of each shirt sold will be donated to protect and preserve these wild and historic places. With your support, "4 the Parks" donations have eclipsed $1,000,000.
To celebrate, we put together a list of the 5 most underrated National Parks to visit this autumn so you can sport the new gear!
Fall is the BEST time to plan a US National Park vacation. Why? Fewer crowds, perfect temperatures, stunning fall colors, and abundant wildlife!
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1. Dry Tortugas National Park
The best time to visit the Dry Tortugas is during the dry season: November through April. These seven, small islands (only 70 miles and a three-hour boat ride from Key West, Florida) are home to another one of our least-visited national parks, welcoming fewer than 80,000 visitors per year. Dry Tortugas is perfect for snorkeling. The coral reefs and seagrass beds are still prime habitats for marine life so expect to encounter corals, manatees, turtles (Tortugas), and brilliantly colored fish. Or kayak, fish, sunbathe, camp, or dive and boat along these rad islands!
2. Canyonlands National Park
If hiking is your thing, check out Canyonlands National Park. Quite possibly the most underrated park in Utah, Canyonlands boasts beautiful weather and endless trails for hiking in the Fall. Canyonlands is only 30 minutes from the rustic town of Moab. If it's warm enough, venture to Mill Creek Swimming Hole. You won't be disappointed!
3. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Most folks visit Alaska during the summer but fall is where it's at! Check out some of the state's awesome foliage, peaks upon peaks, and glaciers after glaciers as you drive out towards America's largest national park (equaling six Yellowstones), Wrangell-St.Elias. Partake in glacier hiking and ice climbing or even the drive through the park alone, will make the entire trip to Alaska.
4. Death Valley National Park
The hottest, driest and lowest national park, Death Valley is infamous for its blistering summer heat. For that reason, the best time of year to visit is what's considered the offseason in most other parks. October is when the skies clear and camping season begins in the park and there is nothing like a night in the desert under the stars.
5. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The fall colors at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are incredible, as the red maples, yellow birch, and flowering dogwoods begin to change hues. Take in the views from Clingmans Dome, the highest point in Tennessee.