Put It In Park This Saturday
Some years ago, when I obtained the required age, my family and I were visiting at Bryce Canyon National Park, when as we were going in the ranger at the entrance booth asked if I would like to buy a lifetime senior pass to the National Parks? Well, other than being slightly put out that I looked that old, we decided to buy the pass, and it has been a great investment. Because of it we have been able to traipse around all the National Parks in our are along with visiting Yellowstone, Devil's Tower National Monument, Mt. Rushmore and more and not pay the entrance fee.
Well, this weekend, you can do the same, and, bonus, you don't have to age overnight! Saturday. April 22nd is the kick off day for the annual National Park Week, and because of that all the National Parks in our area, in fact across the nation, will be offering free admission for the day.
So check out Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon (South Rim only, as you can see the North Rim is still dealing with snow – in fact the North Rim will not be open until June).
Or head to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (sorry, Cedar Breaks is still snow closed) and enjoy a day in nature.
National Park Week is a nine day annual celebration of everything “parks.” By the way, did you know there are more than 400 National Parks around the country? During the week, patrons can discover the purpose and mission of the National Park Service and what they, along with their partners do to preserve national heritage and give us recreational opportunities all over the U.S.
Looking for fun this weekend? Put it in park!