- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management is considering raising the entrance fees for the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Las Vegas.

Currently, the park charges $7 for drivers and $3 for pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists.

BLM spokesman John Asselin says If the fee increase is approved, drivers will be charged $15 per visit, motorcyclists will pay $10 and pedestrians and bicyclists will pay $5 by 2018. The fees for a one-time visit and an annual pass would also increase in 2023. Asselin says the additional money would be used to pay for trail maintenance, search-and-rescue costs, educational program and other upkeep costs.

The BLM will host three meetings to hear public comments on the proposal before sending it to a Resource Advisory Council for approval.

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