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National Park Service Discontinuing Joint Entry Pass to Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Starting June 1, 2018, visitors will no longer be able to buy a joint pass to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

Instead, visitors will have to pay the fee twice if they enter Grand Teton through Yellowstone and vice versa.

June 1, 2018, is also the day the seven-day entrance fee for vehicles will go up from $30 to $35.

In years past, visitors could buy a seven-day pass to Yellowstone and Grand Teton for $50. Visitors could also buy a joint annual pass to both parks, although that was discontinued in 2015.

Yellowstone spokeswoman Linda Veress, in an email to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, did not say why the pass is being discontinued.

The fate of Yellowstone and Grand Teton’s joint pass was already uncertain, following the discontinuation of the joint annual pass and a proposal by the Interior Department last fall to raise the entrance fee for select parks from $30 to $70. This move would have affected both Yellowstone and Grand Teton.

After receiving overwhelmingly negative public comment, the Interior dropped the fee hike and moved to raise fees from $30 to $35.

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Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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