When we were in the Red Rock Canyon outside of Las Vegas, we purchased a National Parks Pass. The National Parks Pass is an annual pass that provides admission to any national park charging an entrance fee. The pass costs $80 and is valid for one full year from first use in a park. The National Parks Pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a private vehicle if a park has a per vehicle entrance fee.
Our purchase will pay for itself quickly. We arrived at Zion National Park yesterday; and the entrance fee here is $24. We will enter the park almost every day for the next two weeks which means the card will more than pay for itself. Not to mention we will visit at least eight national parks this year that will have entry fees.
When we reach age 62, we can purchase the Golden Age National Park Pass for lifetime membership.
Love a good deal.