Zion Wilderness Reservations

Hours of Operation Change.
April 16, 2017 - April 28, 2017 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Due to delays in the seasonal hiring process, and fewer than normal staff, the Wilderness Permit Office will not be extended until Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Prescribed Burn planned for East Rim area to begin as early as the week of April 23, 2017. More information can be found on our Park website. www.nps.gov/zion

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.


Last minute drawing applications are taken between 2 days (until noon) and 7 days in advance of the trip date for Slot Canyon Day Trips that have filled the reservable allocations. The last minute drawing runs 2 days prior to the requested trip date at 1pm MDT.

The last minute drawing application fee is $5.00  (non-refundable)
100% of the fees go to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park - Wilderness Reservations v4.5.565 - Last Update: April 23, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


(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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