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  • The portions of the Kolob Terrace Road that run through Zion National Park and provides access to many of Zion's Wildnerness trails will undergoing major reconstruction. The Kolob Terrace Road will be closed between 9am-12pm and 1-4pm Monday through Friday from March 2, 2015 through October 31, 2015. For addition information and updates visit http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/kt-road-schedule.htm

    Prescribed Fire may take place between 3/15-5/20/2015 or 9/15-11/30/2015. During the prescribed fire, the Wildcat Canyon Trail (including the Subway and Trans Zion Hike)may be closed. Dates are weather dependent and may change.

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.

Apply for the Advance Lottery for Left Fork North Creek (SUBWAY) and Mystery Canyon.

  • There are 817 advance lottery applications for Left Fork North Creek (SUBWAY) for June 2015.
  • There are 104 advance lottery applications for Mystery Canyon for June 2015.

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 (1 resource is currently closed)


Make a Reservation for an Overnight Climbing Permit

8 resource areas available online (2 resources are currently closed)


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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