North Cascades Nat'l Park is one of the few National Parks that is not directly accessible via road (and the only one in the lower 48 that isn't an island). The park contains towering mountain ranges, gorgeous lakes and hiking trails into the wilderness. Although many trails lead into the park from nearby Ross Lake Nat'l Recreation Area, there were all still covered in snow at the time I was there (in July), allowing me to see only the peaks from a distance on the trails in the Recreation Area. Travelers who head East on Hwy. 20 are greeted with even better views of the N. Cascades as they descend out of the park and into the valley below.
Washington Pass (Hwy. 20) View from Thunder Knob