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 695 advance lottery applications for Left Fork North Creek (SUBWAY) for August 2016.
- There are 113 advance lottery applications for Mystery Canyon for August 2016.
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 (2 resources are currently closed)
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Learn more about Zion's Wilderness Reservation and Permit System.
Zion Wilderness Information