More than 300 million people visit national parks every year -- but only 7 percent of them are African-Americans.
Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)
From strenuous peak-topping climbs to peaceful walks on the Eastern Plains, Colorado offers plenty of wildflower views.
The $35 fee applies mostly in the West: Yellowstone, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain and Grand Teton parks, among others.
The plan would force visitors to pay $70 per vehicle during the peak summer season.
The proposal comes not long after many of the parks that charge entrance fees raised them. The rationale is the same — to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure.
Secretary Zinke has mentioned public-private partnerships for campgrounds multiple times, including with reporters and at a Recreational Vehicle Industry Association meeting.
In Rocky Mountain National Park, $200,000 matched by $200,000 from the Rocky Mountain Conservancy will go to trail maintenance.
Let's face it: there's often a gap between what the pros shoot and what the rest of us come away with at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Historian Thomas Andrews’ book “Coyote Valley: A Deep History in the High Rockies,” focuses on a small part of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Spending was up by about 8 percent and visits rose by 5.5 percent over 2015, a new report says.