You've heard of national parks, but have you explored any national monuments yet?
If not, you're missing out. Often, national monuments are less crowded than national parks, making for a more intimate experience with the special land.
There are 128 national monuments in the United States alone.
Learn the significance of national monuments, find out why you need to explore them, and discover our top picks for national monuments you can hike in - they all count for your 52 Hike Challenge National Parks Series!