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Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to raise individual and motorcycle entrance fees in 2018 in Arches and Canyonlands national parks

MOAB — The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to raise individual and motorcycle entrance fees in 2018 in Arches and Canyonlands national parks.

The proposal is part of a larger initiative to standardize fees for parks offering similar visitor services and experiences. The new revenue from the fee increases will be used to provide enhanced visitor services, including repair and maintenance of facilities, capital improvements, enhanced amenities, resource protection and additional visitor programs and services.

Under the fee increase proposal, the cost of entering Arches or Canyonlands would change from $10 per person (including entrance on foot or bicycle) to $12 per person, and $15 per motorcycle to $20 per motorcycle. The $25 fee per vehicle would stay the same.

Entrance fees are not charged to those 16 and under or to holders of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual, Senior, Access or Military passes.

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Comments regarding the fee increase proposals may be submitted electronically on the National Park Service website at parkplanning.nps.gov/arch_fee_increase_2018 or parkplanning.nps.gov/cany_fee_increase_2018.

Comments may also be sent to: National Park Service, Southeast Utah Group, Attn: Planning and Compliance Coordinator, 2282 S. West Resource Blvd., Moab UT 84532. Faxed comments may be sent to 435-719-2300. Feedback from these comments will determine how, or if, fee increases will be implemented.

Deadline for comments is Sept. 1.