Posted on April 21, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Start the spring travel season with a visit to one Colorado’s 13 national parks, 22 national historic landmarks or 12 national natural landmarks
Colorado National Monument. PHOTO BY BOB BERWYN.
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — With the price of just about everything going up these days, it’s not east to plan a low-cost family getaway. But this coming week, the National Park Service will help make travel just a little bit more affordable with free admission to all national parks during National Park Week.
Jeffrey Bergeron enjoys views on the Chimney Rock trail in Capitol Reef National Park. PHOTO COURTESY ELLEN HOLLINSHEAD.
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Posted on January 5, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
You can visit Great Sand Dunes National Park and many other sites in the park system for free during the MLK holiday weekend and other selected dates during 2011.
This year’s schedule includes the summer solstice and Veteran’s Day weekend
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — If you’re thinking about visiting a national park this year, you’ll have several chances to save some money by taking advantage of annual fee-free days, including the upcoming Martin Luther King holiday weekend (Jan. 15 -17).
The free entry days apply at more than 100 national parks that normally charge fees. There are many other sites managed by the National Park Service that never charge fees.
Mark your calendar for these fee-free days in 2011:
*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
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