Today we had another opportunity to use our America The Beautiful Pass. If you are not familiar with that term, you might recognize it the ‘National Parks Pass’.
We were headed to Red Rock National Canyon just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.
And even though it is not considered an official National Park, it is a National Conservation Area. And yes, the America The Beautiful Pass will get you in the gates for FREE!
2000+ Parks Where Admission is FREE…
We first bought our pass way back on the second week of our trip. We were entering The Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
It was going to cost us $25 to drive through the area. So instead, we decided to spend the $80 to buy an annual National Parks Pass.
And we are both so happy that we did! Since then we have used our park pass in just about every state that we have visited. Which in turn, has saved us hundreds of dollars.
In addition to the Badlands we have visited both popular, and lesser known parks, recreation areas and monuments where our pass gets us in for free.
From the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada, to the famous Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, and Yosemite National Parks, we have had a chance to visit them all without paying an additional penny.
And if you qualify as a Senior at the age of 62+, an active military personnel, or have a permanent disability, you can receive a significant discount or even a FREE America The Beautiful pass!
America The Beautiful Pass Gift Option
So this year, when you are thinking of giving or asking for a gift, you might want to consider the National Parks Pass.
First of all, the cost of the pass helps to support the preservation of our National Parks System. With the admission cost, you are directly providing additional funding to keep these parks beautiful and open for generations.
Second, who wouldn’t appreciate a gift that gives you unlimited opportunities for experiences and memories.
I know for us, and for many others, once you visit one of the America The Beautiful Parks, you will never forget the visit!
Plus, with over 2000+ parks on the free admission list, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Gift Card Option
And just in case you are wondering if the person that you are thinking of might already have a pass, or is a Senior, there is another option.
You can buy them a America The Beautiful Parks Pass Gift Card. When they are ready to renew, or if they want to purchase something in the gift shop, they can use the gift card!
And no, we don’t get a kickback from the National Parks for writing this recommendation.
It is gift that we had never considered giving before this trip. And since we now have had the opportunity to use it, we strongly believe in the value of the pass.
So here is to supporting and benefiting from our National Parks, Monuments and Recreation Areas!
Here is a link to purchase a pass or gift card online: USParksPass
Happy Traveling! Jim and Mary
CURRENT TRIP STATS
- Day 96 of 365
- States : 12 / 50
- National Parks / Monuments : 14
- Stayed In : Las Vegas, Nevada
- Miles Driven : 92.7
- Total Trip Miles To Date : 10021.8
- Total Gallons Used : 742.36
- Biking Miles : 0.0
- Biking Miles To Date : 142.5
- Hiking Miles : 3.2
- Hiking Miles To Date : 210.55
About Our Living Simple Tour
On September 9th, 2019, we set out in our NuCamp T@B 400 Teardrop Camper to travel to every state. You can check out all of our dates here : Dates for the States