Have you ever wanted to visit a new place, but can't always afford the cover fee? Well, we've got a treat for you. You can start exploring by checking out Arizona's national parks. Next Monday, parks that require an entrance fee will be free for one day!

On January 20, many of America's parks will have their first fee-free day of the year. So, if you want to check out your favorite recreation area or a new one, you can.

This fee-free day is in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. 

The Grand Canyon State is home to 24 national preserves. Some of them don't charge an entrance fee year-round, while others do. On Monday, you can try and hit up all the ones that normally do require one.

We've shortlisted some you can visit. The views are stunning and should be on everyone's bucket list. 

You can get a full list of Arizona's recreational grounds here

Glen Canyon

Price: $30 per vehicle for a weekly pass

Address: Page, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This recreation area encompasses over 1.25 million acres. You can kayak, swim, or go boating. 


Montezuma Castle

Price: $10 per person for a weekly pass. It also allows entrance to see Montezuma Castle. 

Address: Camp Verde, AZ

Why You Need To Go: There's a 20-room cliff dwelling that's settled into limestone rock. 


Sunset Crater Volcano

Price: $20 per vehicle for a weekly pass

Address: Flagstaff, AZ

Why You Need To Go: According to the park's website, Sunset Crater is, "...the youngest, least-eroded cinder cone in the San Francisco Volcanic Field."


Tonto National Monument

Price: $10 per person

Address: Roosevelt, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can see two different kinds of cliff dwellings, along with artifacts from around 1250 to 1450 CE.


Grand Canyon 

Price: $35 per vehicle

Address: Grand Canyon, AZ

Why You Need To Go: There is an abundance of things to see and do such as this glass skywalk with insane views. 


If you can't make it to any of these spots on its no-fee day, no worries. There are many other dates throughout the year. You can find the complete list here.  

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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