Mountains in Denali National Park

Take In Wildlife Views At These Overlooked U.S. National Parks

By Kristin Conard


Pinnacles National Park is one of California's least visited national parks, but it's one of the best places to see the endangered California condor.
If you want to see condors, head to the High Peaks region near sunset and sunrise. For mammals, you'll likely see black-tailed deer, rabbits, and different species of bats.
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the badlands of North Dakota is home to herds of American bison. You can often see them from the roads and campgrounds.
Mule deer can be found throughout the park, and in the South Unit, you have a chance to see elk and wild horses. More rarely, you may see bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope.
Denali National Park & Preserve is a beautiful park that gives you a chance to see all of Alaska's "Big 5" species — bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and wolves.
When it comes to spotting wildlife, the National Park Service website recommends taking a bus tour with a naturalist/driver along Denali Park Road.