During the summer of 2015, we visited 15 national parks and many other outdoor adventure sites while driving nearly 10,000 miles around the US. After seeing so many amazing places, we developed a power ranking, the OGRES Score, to compare National Parks. Check out the power rankings for the parks we visited or browse posts geographically with the map below.
National Parks are green. The green Forest icon denotes official parks, while other green icons are used for National Seashores or National Historic Parks.
We did a few amazing backpacking loops outside of the National Parks and these are marked in orange.