On Monday, Jan. 21, visitors may enjoy Bandelier as well as other national parks and monuments throughout the United States free of charge. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the first of eleven days throughout 2013 when all National Park Service sites will open their gates to visitors without charging entrance fees.
If you are planning a trip in 2013 that includes multiple national parks and monuments, you may consider buying the $80 annual America the Beautiful pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands.
If you are planning to stay local, but visit Bandelier several times, you might consider the $30 annual Bandelier Pass. The standard entrance fee for a group of six or fewer adults is $12 at Bandelier National Monument.
Inquire at Bandelier Visitor Center for other Federal Recreational Lands Pass options, including a free pass offered to all active duty military members and their dependents, a senior pass for citizens over 62 years of age, an access pass for American citizens with permanent disabilities, and a pass for volunteers who have volunteered 250 hours or more at Federal agencies.
Detailed information on these and other passes is also available online at www.nps.gov.
Fee Free day waivers apply to entrance fees, commercial entrance fees, and transportation entrance fees only. Other fees such as camping reservations, tours, and concession fees are not included.
Mark your calendars for these National Park Service entrance fee-free dates in 2013:
- Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- April 22-26 – The five weekdays of National Park Week
- Aug. 26 – The National Park Service Birthday
- Sept. 28 – Public Lands Day
- Nov. 9 to 11 – Veterans Day Weekend