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Sep 24, 2012 5:34 PM by Greg Boyce

Free day at Colorado's National Parks

Free admission will be offered at all National Parks on September 29 for National Public Lands Day.  That includes Mesa Verde, the Sand Dunes, Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Bent's Old Fort.

Other Federal agencies offering free admittance on September 29 include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Forest Service.

"National Public Lands Day reminds all of us of the vast and diverse nature of America's open spaces," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B.
Jarvis. "We are fortunate that more than 600 million acres of public land, including national parks, provide all of us with cherished places where we can go to unwind, recreate and learn."

Locally, guided tours of Bent's Fort will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Self-guided tours and the park's orientation film will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

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