When To Visit Utah’s National Parks For Free This Year

SALT LAKE CITY – Want to visit one of Utah’s “Mighty 5” this year, but not sure about how the entrance fees can work into your budget?

National Park Utah Fee Free Days

You can get into any national park, monument and recreation area (including 10 in Utah) during these fee-free days in 2017:

  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 20: Presidents Day
  • April 15-16 & April 22-23: National Park Week Weekends
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

“National parks are known for their priceless beauty,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “They are a bargain anytime but on these ten days in 2017, they really will be priceless. We want everyone to visit their national parks and the fee free days provide extra incentive to experience these amazing places.”

All National park Service sites will waive entrance fees during the fee-free days.

Usually entrance fees range from $3 to $30 for 124 of the parks, while the others don’t charge entrance fees.

Keep in mind that things like camping, transportation, tours and excursions are extra charges, along with boat launches.

During the fee free days, all National Park Service sites will waive their entrance fees for all visitors. Usually, 124 of the 413 national parks charge entrance fees that range from $3 to $30. The other 289 sites do not have entrance fees. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for things such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

Visit any of these national parks in Utah:

1. Arches National Park

2. Bryce Canyon National Park

3. Canyonlands National Park

4. Capitol Reef National Park

5. Cedar Breaks National Monument

6. Dinosaur National Monument

7. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

8. Golden Spike National Historic Site

9. Natural Bridges National Monument

10. Zion National Park