Grand Canyon to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day with Free Entry 2014
Contact: Kirby Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, AZ – Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with fee-free entry into the park on Monday, January 20, 2014.
Park visitors are reminded that 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 the Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them. Visitors who plan to spend time in the park beyond January 20th will need to pay the regular entrance fee for the remainder of their stay.
Grand Canyon's South Rim sits at approximately 7,000 feet. As a result, visitors should be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions, and should be aware that road closures and temporary suspension of shuttle service may occur with little or no notice if winter weather passes through the area.
This year, additional fee-free days will occur in honor of Presidents Day (February 15-17), kick off to National Park Week (April 19-20), National Park Service Birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 27) and Veterans Day (November 11).
For more information on what there is to see and do in Grand Canyon National Park. Please visit the park's website www.nps.gov/grca. For more on national park fee-free days, go to http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm
Did You Know?
Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)