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America the Beautiful Pass

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Glendale, California
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America the Beautiful Pass

Does anyone know if this works for any of the places in Sedona? Do I still need a Red Rock Pass if I get an America the Beautiful pass? Can you buy an America the Beautiful pass in Sedona? I'm heading to Bryce & Zion after Sedona, so I want to have it before I get there if it's of value in Sedona. Otherwise, I'll buy it at the gates to Bryce.

Thanks! :)

Palm Coast, Florida
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reviews: 14
1. Re: America the Beautiful Pass

I was curious about the same thing for an upcoming trip. You CAN use the America the Beautiful Pass in lieu of the Red Red Pass. I found this info on redrockcountry.org.

Glendale, California
posts: 82
reviews: 4
2. Re: America the Beautiful Pass

Excellent news! I called one of the visitor centers in the Village of Oak Creek and they sell this America the Beautiful pass there, so I'll buy it as soon as I get to Sedona! They said it will get me into Tuzigoot, VbarV and other places! How exciting!

Windsor, Canada
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3. Re: America the Beautiful Pass

Be careful mirdonamy. If I am not mistaken the visitor center is a Time share trap. Or at least the one we first stopped at was. I ended up buying the week long Red Rock pass for $15 at the Circle K in the next block.

Glendale, California
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4. Re: America the Beautiful Pass

I already have a timeshare, so they can't talk me into another one. I have no time nor money to spend. I can handle their pressure and walk out smiling. I need to get the America the Beautiful pass at a visitor center or national park or something. Commercial places like Circle K don't sell them. They only have Red Rock passes there. I'll be okay! :)

Beverly...
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5. Re: America the Beautiful Pass

There's an "official" visitor center staffed by the National Park Service in Oak Creek Village. There is a sign on the main road, and the visitor center is in the back building (I had a little trouble finding it when I was there a few weeks ago).

Philly
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reviews: 28
6. Re: America the Beautiful Pass

You can order an America the Beautiful Pass on-line directly from the USGS (http://store.usgs.gov/pass/) for $80 plus $5 S&H. (Not sure how quickly you need it. I think I received mine in about a week.) National Parks cost $25 a pop to enter, so if you hit Bryce and Zion plus Sedona and maybe a couple National Monuments (at around $5 each) along the way, it's paid for. As an added bonus, you won't have to wait in a long line to get in. (I don't know what the entrance lines are like at Bryce and Zion, but they can be awful at the Grand Canyon.)

Glendale, California
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7. Re: America the Beautiful Pass

"There's an "official" visitor center staffed by the National Park Service in Oak Creek Village. There is a sign on the main road, and the visitor center is in the back building (I had a little trouble finding it when I was there a few weeks ago)."

This is the place I called! That's how they described finding them... Oak Creek Village, back building, see signs. haha! Good to know I am going to an official place. I found their number on the NPS.gov site.

Anyhow, I am leaving for Sedona on Friday morning from Los Angeles, so I don't have time to order a pass online. I'll just pick one up in person! :)

the Sunny South...
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8. Re: America the Beautiful Pass

Mir--

How did the America the Beautiful pass work out? Was it worth the cost? Was it more convenient than buying entrance each time?

I ordered one from the USGS website and it came within about a week to a week and a half for anybody else interested in the info.

Sedona, Arizona
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9. Re: America the Beautiful Pass

For those that are over 62 there is a Golden age Passport that cost $10.00. That will get you and your family in all the National Parks and is good as a Red Rock Pass. It may be purchased at any National Park.

Glendale, California
posts: 82
reviews: 4
10. Re: America the Beautiful Pass

It worked out perfectly! We bought it in Sedona, used it at Palatki, the Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion. We didn't get to go to VbarV or Tuzigoot this trip, but I plan to use the pass at the Sequoias in a few weeks, at Yosemite in August and at Joshua Tree in Sept. Totally worth every penny. Sadly, due to the hang-tag for the red rock pass, the America the Beautiful pass warped in the sun. It's really warped badly, but oh well. :)

My trip was great!!!!

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