8 Gorgeous National Parks You've Never Heard Of

Celebrating the diversity of protected lands.

America’s National Parks: Gates of the Arctic premieres on National Geographic Channel Sunday January 31 8/7c, featuring the farthest north of the U.S.'s 408 national parks.

We took a look back at our archives and found these photos of little-known parks, from Gates of the Arctic and beyond. The National Park Service protects far more than icons the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, and these parks are a testament to the agency's diversity and the breadth of what many call "America's best idea."

This story was updated on January 27.