Zion Wilderness Reservations

The Zion Wilderness has experienced a fifteen percent increase in the demand for Wilderness reservations and permits over the last 3 years.
As a result of the increased desire for a Wilderness permits area reservations are quickly booked; almost immediately after becoming available on the 5th of each month.
The Wilderness permit system receives an extremely high volume of use on the 5th of each month and system users may find that they are unsuccessful in booking a reservation for their intended trip.
The Zion Wilderness is a world-renowned destination that offers opportunities that range in recreational and educational experiences.
If you are unable to obtain a reservation for one of the Wilderness areas in Zion, there are still a number of amazing sites and activities you can enjoy in Zion National Park and the surrounding areas.

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

21 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.

19 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 Reservations v4.5.587 - Last Update: June 28, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767

Phone:

(435) 772-3256
Recorded information is available 24 hours a day. Park staff answers calls seven days a week from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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