National Park Service

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.

National Park Service

A land donation to provide visitor access to a tiny national monument in Montezuma County is back on track after the county commissioners agreed to circumvent their own policy regarding federal land exchanges.

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Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is considering an online reservation system for people who want to visit the park’s “frontcountry,” or most popular areas. The park’s website says visitation has surged in recent years. In 2015, more than 3.6 million people visited the park, up 450,000 from 2014, which was also a record year. Visitors reportedly wait in long lines to enter the park and board the shuttle during the height of the summer. Parking spaces within Zion are routinely filled by 9:30 a.m., which adds to congestion in the nearby town of Springdale.

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