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May 5, 2007
For Immediate Release
David Eaker 435-772-7811
Shelagh Forester 435-772-7816
Zion National Park is proposing to change the entrance fees for motorcycles effective January 1, 2008. The motorcycle entrance fee would change from $12 per rider to $20 per motorcycle. With this change, motorcycles carrying two riders would be charged $20, a decrease from the current charge of $24. For motorcycles with a single rider, the fee will also be $20, an increase from the current fee of $12.
Entrance fees for automobiles, pedestrians, and bicycles are not changing. The entrance fee per private, non-commercial vehicle will remain at $25. The individual fee for pedestrians and bicyclists 16 years or older will remain at $12. Both of these entrance fees are good for seven days.
Frequent visitors may purchase a $50 Zion Annual Pass, which provides entry to Zion National Park for one year from the date of purchase. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass can be purchased for $80, which provides entry to national park sites and other federal recreation locations. Lifetime Interagency Senior Passes (for U.S. residents age 62 and over) are $10. The Lifetime Interagency Access Pass continues to be free for disabled U.S. residents. Both of these passes also provide entry into national parks and other federal recreation sites.
Up to 80 percent of the revenue collected from entrance fees stay within the park and are used to enhance visitor services, reduce maintenance backlogs, and improve facilities. Entrance fee revenues have financed projects to rehabilitate the Zion Nature Center and the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, operate the park’s shuttle bus system, replace wayside exhibits, and rehabilitate trails. These are just a few of many projects that the park has completed or has planned that would not be possible without the fees collected at the entrance stations.
Comments regarding this proposed fee change can be directed to Superintendent, Zion National Park, Springdale, UT 84767 or by email to Zion_fee@nps.gov