Grand Canyon to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Free Entry

View of Grand Canyon from Mather Point
View of Grand Canoyn from Mather Point on the South Rim

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News Release Date: January 13, 2015

Contact: Kirby-Lynn 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 19, 2015.

Park visitors are reminded that fee-free designation applies to entrance fees, commercial tour entrance fees, and transportation entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, guided 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 19thwill 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 weekend (February 14-16), kick off to National Park Week (April 18-19), National Park Service Birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 26) 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 For more on national park fee-free days go to

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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