‘Your Pass Now’ Helping to Reduce Congestion at National Parks

May 17, 2017 View Comments by
Sequoia National Park

Waiting in a line at the Ash Mountain entrance to Sequoia National Park.

Imagine: your saddlebags are packed, your gear’s on, the sun’s out, and you’re excited to spend several days exploring Sequoia National Park. You roll out of the driveway in a great mood. Then you get there and see the long line to purchase a park pass.

Developed in conjunction with the National Park Service, Your Pass Now is a pilot program designed to cut down on congestion at national parks. Now, for select national parks and monuments, you can purchase entrance passes online at no additional cost. Print them, store them in your smartphone, or save them in your Apple Wallet or on your Apple Watch. Once purchased, Your Pass Now doesn’t require the internet, so it can be validated from your mobile device anywhere in the park.

The program is currently available for Acadia National Park, Colorado National Monument, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Wayne National Forest, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

More parks are continuing to be added. To learn more or to purchase a pass, visit www.yourpassnow.com.

Photography: Robert Griego

 

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