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  • TRAIL CLOSURES ON EAST RIM, OBSERVATION POINT AND HIDDEN CANYON TRAILS IN SUMMER, 2014

    From June 16th through the end of September, the Hidden Canyon Trail and portions of the East Rim and Observation Point Trails will be closed for trail work.
    Note that dates may change as the project gets closer and progresses.
    Please check www.nps.gov/zion for updated information.

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 451 advance lottery applications for Left Fork North Creek (SUBWAY) for July 2014.
  • There are 79 advance lottery applications for Mystery Canyon for July 2014.

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