Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) are limited authorizations to provide specific visitor services within the boundaries of Bryce Canyon National Park.
If you are interested in providing a commercial service that is not currently authorized, please contact our commercial services office.
How to apply for 2021
Complete applications must be submitted a minimum 30 days in advance of first trip for processing. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received, incomplete applications are moved to the bottom of the list and may take longer than 30 days till fully executed.
Download and complete the 2021 CUA Application (662kb, Word file), a single application form may be submitted for multiple activities. Please refer to Step 3 for application checklist.
Pay a non-refundable fee of $250 for each type of commercial service you plan to provide. Application packages will not be reviewed without payment received.
The following must be submitted electronically to our commercial services office via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-electronic submissions must be approved in advance and will be handled on a case by case basis. If you have questions, please call 435-834-4730. Download an application checklist (662kb, word) for use offline.
Add email@example.com to your contacts list so emails won't go to Junk or bounced back.
Check your email about two weeks after submission for correspondence from our Commercial Services office. We will reach out with questions or when we are ready to get your signature on the CUA before getting the superintendent's signature.
How much does a CUA cost?
CUA applicants pay an annual $250 non-refundable CUA fee for each requested activity. CUAs cannot be purchased at the park; applications must be submitted in advance by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The park requires 30 days for processing time.
Do CUA holders have to pay an entrance fee?
Yes. There is a $20 per-person entrance fee upon entrance to the park; clients may use valid entrance fee receipts or annual and lifetime passes.
What are the reporting requirements?
CUA holders must submit an annual report each year. This report is due January 31 each year. This report provides the park with visitation statistics, reportable injury data, and a record of annual gross receipts.
Road-based Commercial Tour Information
The definition of a "Road-based Commercial Tour" is one or more persons traveling by vehicle on an improved roadway:
If guides or staff get off the vehicle with clients and provide information or lead walks - a Commercial Interpretative Tour CUA is required.
Note: Transportation-only services such as taxis and shuttles do not meet the definition of Road-based Commercial Tours because those services are not prepackaged.
The implementation of standardized Road-based Commercial Tour CUAs is DELAYED until further notice. Road-based Commercial Tour companies may continue to enter the park by paying the commercial tour fee at the entrance station. If you are a Road-based Commercial Tour operator and would like to receive communication from the park regarding operational changes, please submit a Road Based Tours Contact Form or email us with your business name, contact name, address, phone number, and email address.
Point of Contact
Bryce Canyon Commercial Services Office
Last updated: September 21, 2021