Red Rock Ranger District to waive fees for National Public Lands Day

Release Date: Sep 14, 2016

Contact(s): Red Rock Visitor Center 928-203-2900, Media Contact: Brady Smith 928-527-3490, Media Contact: George Jozens 928-527-3412

Sedona, Arizona — Coconino National Forest’s Red Rock Ranger District will be waiving amenity fees on Saturday, September 24, 2016 for National Public Lands Day.

View from Bear Mountain Trail, climbing to second benchThe fee waiver includes all areas that require the Red Rock Pass, which provides access to Palatki, Honanki, and V Bar B Heritage Sites, and parking at trailheads for approximately 300 miles of multiple-use trails.

This does not include Call of the Canyon (West Fork Trailhead), Crescent Moon Ranch (Red Rock Crossing), Grasshopper Point, campgrounds or state parks.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands, and it is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year.

The district offers many fee-free days throughout the year, including Presidents’ Day weekend, Memorial Day weekend, National Get Outdoors Day, Fourth of July weekend, Labor Day weekend, National Public Lands Day, Columbus Day weekend, Veteran’s Day weekend, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Christmas. Fees are waived generally for day-use areas, such as picnic grounds, developed trailheads and destination visitor centers.    

For more information concerning fee-free days and events on the Red Rock Ranger District, please call 928-203-2900.


Related: Learn about volunteer opportunities on the Coconino National Forest.


Photo: View from Bear Mountain Trail as it ascends the second bench. A Red Rock Pass is required to park at the Doe Mountain/Bear Mountain Trailhead on Boynton Pass Road.