Snow Canyon State Park entrance fees to go up

Hikers on the Petrified Sand Dunes trail in Snow Canyon State Park, Utah, date not specified | File photo courtesy of Utah State Parks, St. George News

IVINS — After nearly a decade of no changes in the cost of a daily pass, the price to enter Snow Canyon State Park will increase beginning Sunday.

This 2017 file photo shows Snow Canyon State Park’s southern entrance in Ivins, Utah, Nov. 3, 2017 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

The day-use per vehicle fee will increase from $6 to $10; senior per vehicle fees will increase from $3 to $5; and pedestrian/cyclist fees will increase from $4 to $5 for a group of up to eight.

The decision to raise fees was made with input from both the Snow Canyon Citizen Advisory Team and Snow Canyon Joint Management Committee.

“The Utah State Legislature continues to place an emphasis on all Utah State Parks becoming self-sufficient, with the expectation that revenues cover both day-to-day operating costs as well as long-term improvement costs,” said Kristen Comella, Snow Canyon State Park manager, according to a press release.

“Since 2013 nearly $2-million dollars has been invested in the park,” Comella said. “The additional revenue generated by the day-use fee increase will help us meet our legislative mandate; enable the State Park system to continue improving and maintaining park infrastructure and facilities; and bring new visitor opportunities to the canyon.”

The annual Snow Canyon Desert Discovery Pass, otherwise known as the “locals pass,” will remain at $30. Utah Annual State Park and Senior Annual State Park passes, which allow year-round access to any Utah state park, will remain at $75 and $35, respectively.

Read more: Snow Canyon State Park offers new Desert Discovery Pass for residents 

For more information, call 435-628-2255 or visit the Utah State Parks’ website.

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2 Comments

  • Chuck June 25, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Increase fees even higher for foreign country visitors.

  • utahdiablo June 26, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Love how there are many miles of paved walking / bike trails right next to the SR 18 that everyone refuses to use, just run and bike in the street with cars & trucks ready to crush their bones into dust…hell yes, raise that entry fee to $15, it still won’t slow down the endless rush of humanity into southern Utah….ya’ll wanted to be like southern California, you got it, enjoy!!

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