Backcountry Permits are required for:
NPS: Mark Lellouch
Non-commercial Colorado River Trip Permits
River Permits are required for all non-commercial (private) river trips.
Special Use Permits
Grand Canyon National Park is home to many beautiful landscapes which make it a popular place for weddings and special events.
Filming/ Photography Permits
Generally filming permits are required and are issued for photography, filming, and associated sound recording when they involve props, models, professional crews, and casts or set dressings.
Scientific Research Permits
All studies in Grand Canyon National Park, large or small, must have their own Research & Collecting Permit which is obtained through a proposal and review process that requires approximately 90 days. More...
Commercial Use Authorizations (for Tour Operators)A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a permit that authorizes suitable commercial services for park visitors within Grand Canyon National Park. The term of a CUA may not exceed 2 years and no preferential right of renewal or similar provisions for renewal may be provided.
Grand Canyon National Park authorizes a variety of commercial services: transportation/ motor tours, bicycle tours, guided hikes and overnight backpacking and equipment rental/ delivery.
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For River Concessioners
Commercial River Operating Plan (284 kb PDF File - Updated January 2012)
Commercial River Operating Requirements (1.08 MB PDF File - Updated March 2014)
Did You Know?
Kolb Studio was once the home and business of the Kolb brothers, pioneering photographers at Grand Canyon. Today you can visit free art exhibits in the auditorium and shop in the bookstore. The studio is located in the Village Historic District, at the Bright Angel Trailhead. Open daily. More...