This Saturday, September 30th it's yet another fee-free day at our National Parks!

It's just too good a deal to pass up. The National Park system is one our nations greatest triumphs! An idea and concept unheard of before the U.S. Congress established Yellowstone National Park as a "public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people." The creation of a National Park system inspired other nations to do likewise and now more than 100 nations worldwide have created over 1,200 similar parks and preserves.

On August 25th 1916 President Woodrow Wilson singed the act establishing the National Park Service responsible for managing and protecting the parks. There's no better way to start the next 100 years of the park system than by taking advantage of a fee-free day. This Saturday's is in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

Of course our closest is The Colorado National Monument. If you do choose to roll through for free this Saturday the CNM Staff is recommending you travel from the east entrance (Grand Junction) to the west (Fruita) from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to limit interference with the Tour of the Moon Cycling event on the same day.

  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veteran's Day Weekend