Tours into the canyon require an authorized guide and backcountry permit to protect the park's natural and cultural resources while respecting the privacy of canyon residents.
As of May 1, 2014, the Navajo Parks & Recreation Department (NPRD) will be issuing backcountry permits for a fee. The new NPRD office is located at the Cottonwood Camground and is open daily from 8AM to 5PM. Any questions, call NPRD at 928-674-2106.
Contact NPRD for information regarding OVERNIGHT CAMPING IN THE CANYON or PRIVATE LIVESTOCK USE IN THE CANYON.
Most special events held in the park require a Special Use Permit, issued only after the park determines that the activity will not cause derogation of the park's resources or values, visitor experiences, or the purpose for which the park was established.
Events such as commercial filming and photography, weddings, and large group events may be charged adminstrative fees and may require liability insurance.
Please CAREFULLY read the information and submit a complete application packet including a detailed project summary to the park well in advance so the park has time to review and make a determination.
Last updated: February 10, 2021