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Colorado Parks Discounts Reduced For Seniors

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(credit: parks.state.co.us)

(credit: parks.state.co.us)

DENVER (AP) – Prices for senior state parks passes are going up because of budget cuts.

The Colorado State Parks Board voted Thursday to reduce discounts offered to Colorado residents 64 and older.

Under the changes, which go into effect June 30, seniors will receive a smaller discount on the Aspen Leaf annual pass and on camping fees.

The standard Aspen Leaf pass costs $70. Seniors now get a 50 percent discount but after June, they’ll only receive a $10 discount. Under the new fee plan, they’ll get a $3 discount on all camping sites Sunday through Thursday. Lifetime passes will also increase to $300.

The park system has raised fees for all visitors in the last few years to offset the dramatic drop in funding from the legislature.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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