The only thing better than enjoying the life-list scenery in the country's premier national parks? Getting that same scenery, minus the crowds. Find it in these 10 backcountry hotspots, along with no-hassle permits, choice campsites aplenty, and solitude to match the world-class terrain.
LINVILLE GORGE WILDERNESS, NC EAGLE CAP WILDERNESS, OR WHITE CLOUD MOUNTAINS, IDLAKE CHELAN-SAWTOOTH WILDERNESS, WA DARK CANYON WILDERNESS, UT BOB MARSHALL WILDERNESS COMPLEX, MT JOHN MUIR WILDERNESS, CA GILA WILDERNESS, NM
EAGLES NEST WILDERNESS, CO
WIND RIVER RANGE, WY