The Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on a proposal to change the entrance fee to the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum for the first time in more than three decades of operation.
“The proposed fee increase would help the BLM enhance visitors’ experience by hiring additional seasonal staff to lead education and interpretive programs, completing special exhibits, improving existing trailheads, stabilizing developed pueblo sites and updating the main exhibit hall,” the Tres Rios Field Office said Tuesday in a news release.
The current fee – unchanged since the Visitor Center and Museum first opened in 1988 – is $3 per visitor for ages 16 and up from March through October. The proposed changes would raise the entrance fee to $6 year-round. The change is expected to raise an additional $41,000 per year, the BLM office said, and all of it would be retained and used by the monument.
The draft business plan is online at go.usa.gov/xpDrr or as hard copy at the Visitor Center and Museum. Comments must be submitted by Nov. 29. Send written comments and questions to the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Monument Manager, 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323, or submit electronically to Heather Sauls at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments, including personal identifying information may be made publicly available at any time.