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Wilderness Reservation System

Welcome to the Zion National Park Wilderness Reservation System!

Here you can make a reservation for a wide variety of wilderness permits including canyoneering, backpacking, and climbing trips.

A reservation is not a permit; those with reservations must pick up their permit at a park visitor center before beginning their trip.

A wilderness permit is a contract between you and Zion National Park through which you agree to help us preserve and protect the wilderness for future generations. Learn more about Wilderness in a three-minute video.

As the permit holder, you are responsible for adequately preparing yourself and your group for a self-reliant and accident-free trip. Your safety and the safety of your group is your responsibility.

The fees are non-refundable and are as listed below:

  • Reservation applications: $5.00.
  • Advance lottery applications: $5.00.
  • Last minute drawing applications: $5.00.


Make a Reservation for a Backpacking Permit

22 resource areas available online


Make a Reservation for a Canyoneering Permit, including the one day, top down hike through The Narrows.

Advance lottery applications are taken 3 months in advance of the trip date. Advance lottery applications are accepted from January through July for trip dates between April and October. The advance lottery runs the following month on the 5th day of the month.

Apply for the Last Minute Drawing for canyoneering day trips, including the one day, top down hike through The Narrows hike.

20 resource areas available online


Make a Reservation for an Overnight Climbing Permit

8 resource areas available online


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Learn more about Zion's Wilderness Reservation and Permit System.

Zion Wilderness Information

Zion National Park - Wilderness Permits v4.4.3 - Last Update: Sunday February 2, 2014