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Old Jun 30, 19, 2:37 pm
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Info on America the Beautiful passes: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm
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Old Jul 1, 19, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
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Thereís no advantage to purchasing them online IMO. Just buy at the entrance station of the first park you visit with an entrance fee.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by TedToToe View Post
I found this post particularly informative and have two follow up questions:
1) Are the Upper and Lower canyons different enough in their own right, such that you would consider it a 'must' to visit both?
Upper has the more iconic "views". Lower is more of an adventure as the gradient is steeper and lots of walkways/stairs IIRC (none for upper). I'd say upper if you only have time to do one. Best time for upper is 11-13h when the sun is overhead so you can do lower before or after.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 11:39 pm
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach View Post
Upper has the more iconic "views". Lower is more of an adventure as the gradient is steeper and lots of walkways/stairs IIRC (none for upper). I'd say upper if you only have time to do one. Best time for upper is 11-13h when the sun is overhead so you can do lower before or after.
Many thanks! We have a lot to cram in, so will probably just go with the Upper.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 5:26 am
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
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Correct me if I'm wrong. I will be able to buy this pass at the entrance of any park? Is the price still the same?
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Old Aug 7, 19, 6:56 am
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Correct me if I'm wrong. I will be able to buy this pass at the entrance of any park? Is the price still the same?
Yes, and itís $80 either way. (In fact I think they charge shipping if you buy it online, which they donít charge at the park.)
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Old Aug 7, 19, 2:36 pm
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Correct me if I'm wrong. I will be able to buy this pass at the entrance of any park? Is the price still the same?
The price is still $80 but you can only buy them at manned entrances. A few months ago I entered Death Valley on a road with nothing but a machine that could only sell the short term passes. However, later that day I stopped by the station near the center of the park and traded my short term pass ($30) and $50 cash for a one-year card. (IIRC you have one week to do this, you can trade any in any collection of park receipts for their value towards the annual card.)

Note that if you are 62+ and a citizen/permanent resident you get a different card. Still $80 but it doesn't expire.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 8:50 am
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It's definitely doable, just look up when are the tours to lower and upper Antelope and plan your time exactly. Remember that if you're going during the high season, there might be traffic walking on a tour
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Old Aug 12, 19, 4:29 pm
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Correct me if I'm wrong. I will be able to buy this pass at the entrance of any park? Is the price still the same?
you can buy this from anywhere that sells them. Some places may be out of stock. You buy a day admission then roll it over to when you get somewhere that has them buy saving receipts

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Native American parks like antelope and mon valley. Some places on tative lands are covered like canyon de Chelly.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 6:26 pm
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my life time pass was $10.00 long time ago, best $10.00 investment ever, now $80.00 Lifetime Senior Pass
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Old Aug 12, 19, 9:13 pm
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my life time pass was $10.00 long time ago, best $10.00 investment ever, now $80.00 Lifetime Senior Pass
The price went up in late August of 2017. We went on a trip with my wifeís parents about a week before the change, so they got one at the $10.00 rate.
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Old Aug 13, 19, 1:22 am
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Originally Posted by strickerj View Post
The price went up in late August of 2017. We went on a trip with my wifeís parents about a week before the change, so they got one at the $10.00 rate.
They let the whole car in anyhow,
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Old Aug 13, 19, 7:06 am
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They let the whole car in anyhow,
Indeed, so of course we use it when theyíre with us.
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Old Aug 16, 19, 6:22 am
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Originally Posted by djp98374 View Post
Some places on tative lands are covered like canyon de Chelly.
There is no entrance fee at Canyon de Chelly. However, except for a limited number of ranger-guided hikes one must hire a licensed Navajo guide (or tour operator) for trips inside the canyon other than the White House trail.
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Old Aug 16, 19, 10:42 pm
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Did lower Antelope this spring.....although the crowds have arrived, still found it to be very interesting and a cool adventure....
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