National parks, monuments fee-free days in 2017

The U.S. National Park Service announced in December that there will be 10 entrance fee-free days during 2017. 

Utah is blessed with five national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion. Utah also has eight national monuments: Cedar Breaks, Dinosaur, Hovenweep, Natural Bridges, Rainbow Bridge, Timpanogos Cave, Grand Staircase-Escalante and the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument. 

The days will be as follows: Jan. 16 (Martin Luther King Day), Feb. 20 (Presidents Day), April 15-16 and April 22-23 (weekends of National Park Week), Aug. 25 (National Park Service Birthday), Sept. 30 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11-12 (Veterans Day weekend).

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