The National Park Service may be considering a jump in entrance fees that will double the current cost in 17 parks, four of them in Utah. National parks are backlogged with maintenance and updates needed for restrooms, roads, bridges and trails. Utah is estimated to need $291 million for improvements.
Entrance fees would be raised to $70 per carload vs. the current $25-$30 per carload fee. Utah Parks looking to implement the new fees are Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Zions. Denali, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Acadia, Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, Shenandoah, Joshua Tree National Parks would also implement the new fees in 2018.
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