The 2017 America the Beautiful passes are now available and feature an amazing photo of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area by Yang Lu. He was the Grand Prize winner of the 2015 Share the Experience Photo Contest, which, aside from cash prizes and gear, gets your photo on the Annual Pass! Hopefully, the Department of the Interior will run the competition again this year. Stay tuned, the photo contest usually kicks off in early May.
Also of importance this year, as has been reported, the cost of the lifetime senior pass is going up from $10 to $80 this year! If you are 62 or older perhaps buy now, as the price increase has not yet been implemented. Or buy two, as after several years of use it's not too hard to misplace or lose it on a trip — as we've sadly found out with our annual pass.