Special annual pass offered for some of Utah’s national parks

SOUTHERN UTAH — Are you looking to explore southeastern Utah’s sanctuaries more? Well this year there’s a little-known deal for you . . . a $25, year-long pass to the national parks and national monuments of southeastern Utah. This includes Canyonlands, Arches, Natural Bridges National Monument, and Hovenweep National Monument.

With this “locals” annual pass, you are allowed unlimited entry to all of these places for an entire year after your purchase date.

If you were going to visit all these places, it would cost you about $32, and that would only allow 7-days in each place Sandy Griffin, employee at Canyonlands National Park, said.

Another option, for those who want to visit more than just these national parks and monuments this year, you can buy the unlimited year-long pass to all national parks in the United States for $80.

Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.

This $25 “locals” annual pass is  available for purchase at the Arches Entrance Station, Canyonlands’ Island in the Sky Visitor Center, and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges Visitor Centers. It can be purchased at any time and will expire a year from the purchase date.

If you’d like to give this as a gift, the pass must remain unsigned and invalidated by the purchaser. Then, the pass must be validated upon first use by the gift recipient at one of the entrances.

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5 Comments

  • kelly January 15, 2014 at 11:58 am

    should have one of these for the southwestern locals. I would be all over that.

  • Dolly January 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I’d jump on it, too! I spend the $80 each year and usually get more than my money’s worth. Unfortunately,
    this year my hubby lost his wallet with the pass in it, and Park Service won’t replace it. We’re gonna have to wait until Spring before we can afford another one.

  • VisitMoabUtah January 16, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Up-coming fee free days this year will be Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 20), Presidents’ Day Weekend (February 15-17), First Weekend of National Park Week (April 19-20), National Park Service Birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 27), and Veterans Day (November 11).
    Dates are good for all National Parks across America. It is possible to sample Arches and Canyonlands in one day. For the fee free weekends, Hovenweep and Bridges National Monuments are only a 2 hour drive away from Moab and Arches/Canyonlands. have you seen the American the Beautiful coins 2014? Deleicat Arch was selected and appears on one of the five coins.

  • Rebecca January 16, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Why isn’t Zion Nat’l park included in this deal?

  • Dolly January 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Rebecca, the message from VisitMoabUtah states that ALL National Parks across American are included…so..that means Zion, too!

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