IVINS – Snow Canyon State Park now offers the Snow Canyon Desert Discovery Pass, an annual day-use pass available to residents and other frequent park visitors for just $30.
Previously, the only option available for frequent visitors to Snow Canyon State Park was purchasing the $75 Utah Annual Parks Pass.
“It’s an effort to make an easier impact on the wallet of the local folks that come in here all the time, just to this park, and don’t want to buy an annual pass to all of the state parks,” Jordan Perez, assistant park manager, said.
The pass is new this season and has only been available for a couple of weeks. It replaces the annual $24 pass for pedestrians and bicyclists but also includes vehicles, Perez said.
The pass itself is designed for easy use for frequent park visitors. It is perforated and breaks into two pieces – one to hang in a vehicle and the other, credit-card-sized, to carry in a pocket or pack.
“Now you can carry it when you’re walking, biking or driving, no matter what, just into Snow Canyon,” Perez said.
The pass waives the entrance fee for up to eight people in the same private vehicle and is good for one year from the month purchased.
While the new pass was created with locals in mind, it is available to everyone, Perez said.
“The Desert Discovery Pass is in response to requests for more affordable access for area residents,” Snow Canyon State Park Manager Kristen Comella said in a press statement. “The Snow Canyon Citizen Advisory Team comprised of representatives from the surrounding communities and the various user groups put a lot of effort into reviewing our current fee structure and brainstorming alternatives. The Citizen Team, along with the Snow Canyon Joint Management Committee … are eager to launch this pass.”
The committee represents the park, Washington County, Ivins, Santa Clara and St. George.
The new Desert Discovery Pass can be purchased at the Snow Canyon State Park entrance gates or at the park office, located at the Snow Canyon State Park campground.
For more information, visit the Snow Canyon State Park Web page or call 435-628-2255.
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