Mount Rainier Climbing Fee Increased from $30 to $43

The climbing fee for Mount Rainier has increased from $30 to $43.


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Proposed Increase of Mount McKinley Climbing Fee from $200 to $500

Denali National Park is considering increasing the Mount McKinley climbing fee from $200 to $500.


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Rainier Climbing Fee May Increase from $30 to $50

Mount Rainier Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has proposed increasing the climbing fee from $30 to as much as $50.


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Opinion Piece Favoring Fees on Henrys Fork Trail on Kings Peak

An opinion piece in the Salt Lake Tribune calls for fees on the Henry Fork approach to Kings Peak to hire rangers after a hiker notice that garbage and feces litter the trail.


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Colorado Considering Charging for Longs Peak Access

We earlier reported on a move to charge for access to 14ers in the Sangre de Cristos. Now Rocky Mountain National Park is considering charging for access to Longs Peak. The Park now charges $20 for access through the main gates but Longs Peak in the park was free if you accessed it on Highway 7. The Park is now considering charging there too.


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Forest Service Begins Charging for Access to Some Colorado Fourteeners

The Forest Service has begun a process to charge hikers and backpackers $10 per person, per trip to hike and $20 to camp, in heavily used South Colony Basin in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado. The is the first time Colorado has charged for climbing its fourteeners (with the exceptions of Culebra Peak which is privately owned and peaks such as Longs Peak which are in Rocky Mountain National Park and as such have an entrance fee). The group Western Slope No-Fee Coalition 500,000 people had been combing Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks a year for free.

The trailhead is is primary access to Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle and Humboldt Peak. About, 4500 people visit there each year.
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