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  • Trail Closures on West Rim Trail, including the section needed to reach Angels Landing. From September 21 - October 15, 2015 there will be intermittent closures on portions of the West Rim Trail for bridge work. There will be no access to Angels Landing from Zion Canyon (The Grotto) on October 5-8 and October 12-15.
    For more information visit http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/wrclosure.htm

    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 December 11, 2015.

    Prescribed Fire may take place between 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 Permit Fees will increase in January of 2016. http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/npfeeincrease.htm

    For addition information and updates visit the Zion National Park Website. http://www.nps.gov/zion

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 v4.4.99 - Last Update: Wednesday September 16, 2015