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National Park Week offers free admission to all national parks

Spires jut skyward at Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction, Colorado.
Spires jut skyward at Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction, Colorado.
David Muenker

The National Park Service is giving everyone the gift of free admission to all 392 national parks during National Park Week, April 17 to 25, 2010. RV travelers based in Denver can choose among eight destinations in Colorado alone for a weekend getaway or week-long vacation. Plus neighboring states have many national parks, including Yellowstone and Zion. Free admission to a national park saves visitors as much as $25.

"We are rolling out the red carpet and inviting everyone to visit a national park and help celebrate National Park Week," said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar during today's announcement that all 392 national parks will have free admission. "Parks are fun and affordable destinations and great places to engage in healthy, outdoor activities, whether for a few hours or a few days."

National Park Week presents an opportune time to take your kids or grandkids on an RV outing. Hundreds of family friendly events are planned for Saturday, April 24, for National Junior Ranger Day. Each child participating in Junior Ranger activities will receive a certificate, patch, or pin.

Other National Park Week highlights include the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the 75th anniversary of the nation’s most visited national park – the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Start planning your RV travel destination by checking out the national parks located in Colorado:

For more information: Visit National Park Week.

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