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  1. #31
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    Glacier, what we did in 2016:

    Day 1: We drove the 100+ miles from Great Falls to our sweet motel in East Glacier Village, checked in, grabbed a bite of lunch, and headed for the Two Medicine region of the park. You can read about it here if you'd prefer, but we did two hikes in that area -- Running Eagle Falls (more people, better falls to see) and Apistoki Falls (less people, falls were pretty much a trickle).

    Day 2: Keep reading from the link above, but basically that was the day we did Going to the Sun Road in both directions. Our original plan had been to go west on Going to the Sun, and east on US-2.

    Day 3: On the way up to Waterton Lakes in Canada, we stopped at the Many Glacier region of the park. You can read about it from the link above, if you'd like.


    Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR57 View Post
    Glacier, what we did in 2016:

    Day 1: We drove the 100+ miles from Great Falls to our sweet motel in East Glacier Village, checked in, grabbed a bite of lunch, and headed for the Two Medicine region of the park. You can read about it here if you'd prefer, but we did two hikes in that area -- Running Eagle Falls (more people, better falls to see) and Apistoki Falls (less people, falls were pretty much a trickle).

    Day 2: Keep reading from the link above, but basically that was the day we did Going to the Sun Road in both directions. Our original plan had been to go west on Going to the Sun, and east on US-2.

    Day 3: On the way up to Waterton Lakes in Canada, we stopped at the Many Glacier region of the park. You can read about it from the link above, if you'd like.


    Donna
    thank you again for the link and sharing everything in detail.

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    One of my favorite places in Colorado is Estes Park and Grand Lake. It beautiful and has a lots of things to see. I've been there several time and have loved it every time. Don't forget to go across the continental divide. It's the best. there is a one way gravel road you can take that goes up and can come down on a highway. We drove it in a car with no trouble.

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    Thank you , just visited their page and its really good.
    Can't afford to miss them. many thanks .

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    So finally vacation plan is approved from June,20th till July,15th.
    Hoping it would be suffice to finish all recommended parks in this thread.
    big mistake is , I am still not able to finish booking of camping ground and assuming that I will go early in said parks and book something else will go for Airbnb.

    One of the biggest hope is to spend couple of night under open sky , gazing stars.

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    Good morning members,
    Can we use NPS annual pass to all the national parks ?
    website says - we can use but I am not sure we can use everywhere.

    thank you
    Last edited by shar1084; 06-01-2018 at 09:19 AM.

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    Yes, the NPS "America the Beautiful" annual pass for $80 is good on admission fees at every national park or other public land that charges an admission fee.

    The only thing it doesn't cover is extra fees, for things like camping, tours, parking etc. The biggest place that's likely to be an issue is Mt. Rushmore where admission is technically free, but there is a parking fee you pretty much can't avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Michael View Post
    Yes, the NPS "America the Beautiful" annual pass for $80 is good on admission fees at every national park or other public land that charges an admission fee.

    The only thing it doesn't cover is extra fees, for things like camping, tours, parking etc. The biggest place that's likely to be an issue is Mt. Rushmore where admission is technically free, but there is a parking fee you pretty much can't avoid.
    thank you for prompt revert and its a convenience to avoid cash on entry all the time.

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    Not only is it a convenience, it's a huge money saver if you're planning to visit several parks. Wait until you arrive at the first one you plan to visit, as it will be valid for a full year from the month you visit (i.e. if you bought it today, it would be good through the end June of next year, if you had bought it yesterday, it would have been through the end of next may.)

    Also, all, or at least nearly all, National Park sites do take credit cards, so you don't have to carry much cash, at least not for this reason.

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    Do remember that the annual NPS pass pays for admittances only. It doesn't help you with parking fees (such as Mt Rushmore), camping or RV park fees, guided tours (such as at the caves), or other special fees. Some places, such as Gettysburg, have no fees for the park, but they charge varying fees for the museum, movie, cyclorama, etc.



    Donna

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