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Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Is it worth it getting a National Park pass?

Visiting several parks (national and otherwise) in Utah in late August. Is it worth getting a national park pass ?

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answered first by
Ernst from Long Island (New York)

If you're only going to be visiting national parks on this one trip, and not at any other time over the course of a year, then you'll need to figure out the individual entrance fees for each applicable national park/rec area you plan to visit.  If they add up to $80 or more, then the pass is worth it.  For example Zion is $25/private vehicle for up to 7 days, Bryce is the same. Those 2 parks already bring you to $50.  Capitol Reef scenic drive is $5/7 days, Glen Canyon National Rec Area (Wahweap area) is $15/7 days, Arches and Canyonlands are each $10/7 days, but I read an article that there's a proposal to raise each to $25.  FYI, Monument Valley does not accept this pass.

You can use the National Park pass all over the country for 1 year, so if you're potentially planning a weekend trip to the Great Smokey Mountains from Georgia for example, you could use it there too.

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