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Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Veterans Day Weekend 2013

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Date: October 30, 2013
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – In honor of those that serve and have served in the United States military, national park units around the country, including Grand Canyon National Park, will be offering everyone fee-free entry during the Veterans Day weekend.

The fee free designation applies to the entire weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, November 9-11. Visitors who arrive on November 9, 10 or 11 will be allowed to enter the park free of charge. Those who plan to enter (or re-enter) the park after November 11 will be charged the regular entrance fee.

Park visitors are reminded that the fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, tours, or use of concessions. Park entrance stations will have park passes such as Interagency Senior, Annual and Access Passes, and the Annual Military Pass.

Active duty members of the U.S. Military and their dependents can also pick up a free Annual Pass. Those wishing to obtain a pass must show a current, valid military identification card. More information about this free annual pass is available at www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm.

For more on what there is to see and do in Grand Canyon National Park, please visit the park's web site at www.nps.gov/grca.

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Did You Know?

SWITCHBACKS ON BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL

Each year, thousands of hikers enter the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. They follow a route established by prehistoric people for two key reasons: water and access. Water emerges from springs at Indian Garden, and a fault creates a break in the cliffs, providing access to the springs.