NATIONAL PARKS HAVE never been more popular. In 2016, 325 million people visited the 127 US parks, easily setting the record for yearly visitation. While it’s great that so many people are heading outside to enjoy the country’s natural splendor, this uptick in attendance often translates into lines at park entrances, large crowds, and fully booked campgrounds.
So if you’re hoping to visit one of the country’s most beautiful parks but don’t want to deal with the congestion that you’ll undoubtedly encounter in the lower 48, check out Denali. Here’s why: