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Natural Bridges National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Corky Hays
Natural Bridges preserves some of the greatest examples of natural stone architecture in the southwest. Three such natural bridges formed when running streams slowly cut through the canyon walls. In honor of the Native Americans that inhabited the area, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo" and "Sipapu."
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
7636
Visitor Count: 
91288
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Sipapu Bridge; Horsecollar Ruin; Kachina Bridge; Owachomo Bridge; Solar Power System
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $3 (motorcycles, bicycles, walk-ins); Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $6; Local Passport (valid for Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep, Natural Bridges): $25; Commercial Tours: $25-$100 (varies depending on seating capacity
Nearest Major City: 
Blanding, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Blanding, UT; Mexican Hat, UT; Bluff, UT
Nearby Airports: 
Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ); Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT); Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Jim Hammet
A visit to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument reveals Oregon's exciting past. Take a journey into ancient Oregon by touring the museum at Sheep Rock, hiking a trail at the Painted Hills, or picnicking at Clarno. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument protects one of the longest and most continuous records of evolutionary change and biotic relationships in North America. Here, scientists have unearthed countless fossils of land plants and animals dating back 6 to 54 million years as well as evidence of the dramatic climatic changes that have occurred.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Acreage: 
14000
Visitor Count: 
119656
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Painted Hills; Cant Ranch; Sheep Rock; Blue Basin; Cathedral Rock;
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Kimberly, OR
Gateway Communities: 
Dayville, OR; Kimberly, OR; Antelope, OR; Spray, OR; Fossil, OR
Nearby Airports: 
Portland International Airport (PDX); Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH); Burns Municipal Airport (BNO); Grant County Regional Airport / Ogilvie Field (JDA)

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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Darrell Cook
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument commemorates one of America's most significant and famous battles, the Battle of the Little Bighorn. On June 25 and 26, 1876, two divergent cultures clashed in a life or death struggle.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
765
Visitor Count: 
298518
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
White Swan Memorial Library; Stone House
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass: $10; Individual Pass (pedestrians, motorcycles): $5; Vans & Mini-Bus (7-25 people): $40; Motor Coach (26+ people): $100
Nearest Major City: 
Billings, MT
Gateway Communities: 
Crow Agency, MT; Garryowen, MT; Hardin, MT; Lodge Grass, MT; Busby, MT; Wyola, MT
Nearby Airports: 
Billings Logan International Airport (BIL); Sheridan County Airport (SHR)

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Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Jeff Bradybaugh
Grand-Canyon Parashant National Monument is located in northwestern Arizona on the Colorado Plateau. It borders Grand Canyon National Park to the south and Nevada to the west. It is flanked by the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip region on the east and north.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
1.01706
Highest Point: 
Mount Trumbull
Highest Point Elevation: 
8000 feet
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Colorado Plateau; Arizona Strip
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Las Vegas, NV
Gateway Communities: 
Grand Canyon, AZ; North Rim, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
St. George Municipal Airport (SGU); McCarran International Airport (LAS)

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Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Neil King

Glimpse life before the last Ice Age and view the earliest appearance of modern flora and fauna at Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. Known mostly for its fossils from the late Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs, Hagerman Fossil Beds contains one of the world's richest known deposits of fossil horses, Equus simplicidens, thought to be a link between prehistoric and modern horses. Also, the Monument contains parts of the Oregon National Historic Trail, one of only three units in the NPS to boast this characteristic.

Park Open Info: 
Open daily from Memorial Day Weekend (summer season)
Park Closed Info: 
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays from August 26 (winter season)
Park Acreage: 
4351
Highest Point: 
Snake River
Highest Point Elevation: 
2800 feet
Visitor Count: 
25875
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Oregon Trail Overlook; Hagerman Horse Quarry
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Twin Falls, ID
Gateway Communities: 
Hagerman, ID; Bliss, ID; Wendell, ID; Jerome, ID; Gooding, ID; King Hill, ID; Glenns Ferry, ID; Buhl, ID; Twin Falls, ID
Nearby Airports: 
Boise Air Terminal (BOI); Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF)

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Fossil Butte National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Dave McGinnis

Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found scattered among the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert of Fossil Butte National Monument. Fossilized fish, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Visit Fossil Butte and learn of the ancient life that once thrived in this sub-tropical landscape.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
8198
Highest Point: 
Bull Pen
Highest Point Elevation: 
8084 feet
Visitor Count: 
16631
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Bull Pen; Green River; Wasatch Formations; Green River Formations; Fossil Butte; Cundick Ridge; Ruby Point; Millet Canyon; Murder Hill Canyon; Middle Canyon; Moosebones Canyon; Chicken Creek; Fossil Lake
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Kemmerer, WY
Gateway Communities: 
Kemmerer, WY; Diamondville, WY; Frontier, WY
Nearby Airports: 
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

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Chiricahua National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Brian Carey
Chiricahua National Monument is a "Wonderland of Rocks" just waiting to be explored. Erosion and layers of ash deposited by the Turkey Creek Volcano eruption 27 million years ago are responsible for this magnificent forest of rock spires. The 8 mile paved scenic drive and 18 miles of day-use hiking trails give park goers the opportunity to discover the beauty, natural sounds, and inhabitants of this 11,985 acre site.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
11984.7
Highest Point: 
Massai Point
Highest Point Elevation: 
6870 feet
Visitor Count: 
61579
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Echo Canyon Loop; Sugarloaf Mountain; Natural Bridge; Faraway Ranch Historic District; Duck on a Rock; Punch & Judy; Kissing Rocks; Big Balanced Rock; The Big Loop
Endangered Species: 
Lesser Long-Long Nosed Bat; Jaguar
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $5; Chiricahua Park Pass (entrance for the pass owner and up to 3 other adults): $20; Individual Campground Fees: $12 per night ($6
Nearest Major City: 
Willcox, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Pearce, AZ; Bowie, AZ; Rodeo, NM; Elfrida, AZ; Willcox, AZ;
Nearby Airports: 
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX); Tuscan International Airport (TUS)

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Colorado National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Joan Anzelmo
Preserving one of the grand landscapes of the American West, Colorado National Monument is bursting with sheer-walled canyons, towering monoliths, colorful formations, desert bighorn sheep, soaring eagles, and a spectacular road. Located within Colorado National Monument's 32 square miles is a fascinating landscape of deep canyons and soaring cliffs, reflecting the environment and history of the plateau-and-canyon country. The monument offers activities for visitors of all abilities and interests, including hiking, sightseeing and bicycling to name a few.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
20533.9
Highest Point: 
Rim Rock Drive
Highest Point Elevation: 
6673 feet
Visitor Count: 
332654
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Book Cliffs Overlook; Rim Rock Drive; Saddlehorn Campground; Serpents Trail; Uncompahgre Uplift; Colorado Plateau
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $4; Vehicle Pass (valid for seven days): $7; Colorado National Monument Annual Park Pass: $20;
Nearest Major City: 
Grand Junction, CO
Gateway Communities: 
Fruita, CO; Loma, CO; Mack, CO; Grand Junction, CO; Clifton, CO; Whitewater, CO
Nearby Airports: 
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)

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Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Douglas Neighbor
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is comprised of a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. Described as "weird and scenic" this landscape could erupt at any moment. Whether you like to ski, snowshoe, or just walk around and explore, there is something for visitors of all abilities and interests to enjoy.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
304727
Highest Point: 
Pioneer Mountains
Highest Point Elevation: 
7729 feet
Visitor Count: 
176998
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Coyote Butte; Bearsden Waterhole; Little Prairie Waterhole; Yellowjacket Waterhole; Echo Crater;
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $4; Vehicle Pass (valid for seven days): $8
Nearest Major City: 
Arco, ID
Gateway Communities: 
Arco, ID; Carey, ID; Moore, ID; Picabo, ID
Nearby Airports: 
Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN); Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA)

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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Scott Travis
Canyon de Chelly National Monument reflects one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America and boasts distinctive cultural resources such as architecture, artifacts, and rock imagery. The remarkable preservation integrity of the monument provides outstanding opportunities for study and contemplation. In addition, this great historical and spiritual landscape sustains a living community of Navajo people. Comprised entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land that remains home to the canyon community, Canyon de Chelly is unique among National Park service units.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
83840
Highest Point: 
Spider Rock
Highest Point Elevation: 
6871 feet
Visitor Count: 
826635
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Tseyi Overlook; White House
Entrance Fees: 
Canyon Hiking: $15 per hour (Hiking within the canyon requires a Park Service permit and an authorized Navajo guide, except along the 2.5-mile (4-km) White House Ruins Trail. One guide may take up to 15 people for $15 per hour. )
Nearest Major City: 
Chinle, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Chinle, AZ; Many Farms, AZ; Nazlini, AZ; Tsaile, AZ; Ganado, AZ; Round Rock, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX); Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ); Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG)

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