"pay your National Park fees" Top 5 Page for this destination Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Local Custom Tip by richiecdisc

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by richiecdisc

Unlike most National Park or Recreation Areas, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument does not charge you to enter. The simple fact is it covers a big area and Route 89 runs the length of it for free. If you are content to just drive through as many do on their way to more famous sights, then it is your as well as the park's loss. Even the the scenic Cottonwood Canyon Road is free.

The park drums up money with hiking permits. Most of the hikes in the park are short and can be done by anyone in reasonable shape. Walking in the canyons is a great experience and often fairly level and even shady. You pay $5 per person which is on the honor system so please enjoy the park and pay the small fee to help ensure this great National Monument remains the amazing place it is.

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  • Written Jun 20, 2009
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