This Saturday, September 22nd is another free day at the National Parks!

The National Park system is our nations greatest idea. The concept was unheard of before the US 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.

It was on August 25th, 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson signed the act establishing the National Park Service.  It is their job to preserve and protect our countries most treasured possession.

This Saturday's fee-free day is in celebration of National Public Lands Day. The closest place to take advantage of the deal is The Colorado National Monument. If you find yourself with more time, the drive to The Black Canyon of The Gunnison or Arches and Canyonlands National Parks over near Moab is certainly with the drive.

  • September 22: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veteran's Day

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