You can buy an America the Beautiful Pass online and give the gift of outdoor access. 

There’s someone in your life who loves the outdoors, and you’re not sure what to get them. The latest gear is too expensive, and they value experiences over things. The holidays are here and panic is setting in.

Don’t worry. We have a super simple answer.

The America the Beautiful Pass is the gift of access to over 2,000 recreation sites, including national parks, state parks, national monuments, and more. And considering entrance to many of these sites could go up next year, this pass is even more valuable. It’s likely that a single visit to a popular national park, like The Grand Canyon, will soon cost $70.

But for $80, you can give them a whole year’s worth of outdoor adventures. And if you’re traveling together, that pass will get you in, too.

Just think of the possibilities.

You could go snowshoeing at Crater Lake in January…

Gaze deep into the Milky Way at Death Valley National Park in March…

Wade through The Narrows of Zion National Park in April…

Photograph wildflower season at Mount Saint Helen’s National Volcanic Monument in May…

Watch a sunset at Glacier National Park in June…

Rock climb at Bears Ears National Monument in July…

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Visit the giants of Sequoia National Forest in August…

Experience the changing seasons at Acadia National Park in October…

Get Festive at Joshua Tree National Park in December…

You or your loved one probably won’t do all of those things. But just two visits to parks in 2018 will make this pass worth it.

It’s a little too late to receive the physical America the Beautiful Pass in the mail in time for Christmas. But no sweat. You can  make it a great gift by writing a simple note on a postcard or a framed photo from the recipient’s favorite park.


When you or the recipient of the America the Beautiful Pass is ready to go visit national parks, state parks, national monuments, and more, The Dyrt is here to help you find campgrounds all over the country. 

Mike Grill

Mike Grill

Mike takes the "wonderland" in Pacific North Wonderland to heart, having dedicated years to exploring the less-traveled nooks of the Northwest. An avid cyclist and trail guide, Mike is as much at home under a remote Ponderosa Pine as he is in the Brewery Blocks of his native downtown Portland, OR.