Reader: National Park passes don't cover fee areas popping up at Colorado National Forests
Plenty of readers were surprised to learn (from Patricia Calhoun's recent post) that merely stopping to take a photo at Mount Evans scenic byway will cost a visitor $10.
But one commenter was well aware of the situation -- and notes that it's not an isolated incident.
I purchase a national park pass annually that is advertised as a pass good for accessing national forest as well as other public lands. What they don't tell you is that these new "fee areas" popping up all over colorado's national forests are not covered by the park pass. The fee areas are run by private businesses that are making a profit off a public resource. Grrrrrr...
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