National Park Service

Jacqueline Poggi

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., co-sponsored a congressional bill that would bring additional funds to national parks across the country. 

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In 2013, the state of Utah launched an advertising campaign called “Mighty 5.” It promoted Utah’s five national parks to out-of-state travelers. Five years later, the campaign has clearly been a success – maybe too much of one.

Although many national parks and monuments are raising their entrance fees, Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico is taking a different tack.

Grand Canyon National Park

The National Park Service expects to finish its analysis of public comments on a proposed fee hike by the end of February, as reported in the Salt Lake Tribune.

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The fee to visit 17 popular national parks during a five-month peak season would rise to $70 per non-commercial passenger vehicle under a proposal being floated by the National Park Service.