Bryce Canyon National Park does allow the scattering of cremated human remains within the park. This activity requires a Special Use Permit.
Conditions of Permit
The cost of the permit is $25.00. This covers the cost of processing the permit and administrative costs. This fee does not cover access into the park. All who will be participating in the memorial will be charged general admission to Bryce Canyon National Park (See our Current Fee Structure for admission prices), unless an annual or other pass is used (Golden Age, Golden Access, Interagency Annual America the Beautiful Pass, etc.)
You may mail or fax the permit application to the Special Use Permits Coordinator. It will take two to four weeks to obtain a permit. Once a permit is generated, it will be sent to you for signature. Once you sign and return the permit to us, it will be signed by an authorized park representative and only then will it be valid. The completed permit will be returned for your use and you will present it at the entrance station.
The permit application can be found below. Once complete, mail applications to:
Special Use Permits Coordinator
E-mail us with any questions. Please include "Scattering Cremated Remains" in the subject line.
Last updated: January 21, 2021