Another Reason to Bring Your Smartphone to Yellowstone

Roosevelt Arch - Yellowstone National Park
Roosevelt Arch – Yellowstone National Park

The world’s first national park is now embracing decidedly 21st century technology at park entrances.

Starting this month, visitors who travel to Yellowstone National Park with their smartphones in pocket — and who doesn’t travel with a smartphone these days? — have the option of purchasing a digital pass online prior to their visit, and then displaying the digital pass on their smartphone at the entrance booth.

For those who prefer paper over digital, online passes can be printed out and used at park entrances.

Seven-day passes to Yellowstone National Park are $30 for private, non-commercial vehicles, $25 for motorcycles and snowmobiles, and $15 if entering the park by foot, bicycle, skis or snowshoes.

Annual Yellowstone passes cost $60.

Annual National Parks and Federal Lands passes, allowing access to over 2,000 federal recreation sites, are $80. Senior citizens have the option of purchasing an annual National Parks and Federal Lands pass for $20, or a lifetime pass for $80.

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