Wilderness Permit Descriptions
Learn about the various ways to obtain a wilderness permit in Zion.
When Do You Need a Permit?
Calendar Reservations: 3 months in advance
There is a $5.00 non-refundable fee for an online calendar reservation, and there is an additional charge for a permit that is determined by the size of your group. Many of the permits for The Subway (Left Fork) and Mystery Canyon are secured through the Advance Lottery system prior to calendar reservations becoming available.
Advance Lottery Reservations: 3 months prior
Last Minute Drawing Reservations: 7 to 2 days in advance
Zion Express Membership
Membership is valid for three years. To become a Zion Express Member, visit the Zion Canyon Wilderness Desk to complete a short orientation and sign a program agreement form.
Did You Know?
The Olympic Torch passed through Zion National Park enroute to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics