Contact: Kevin Moore, 435-719-2120
The National Park Service has announced that permits will be required for all motor vehicle and bicycle day use on White Rim and Elephant Hill roads in Canyonlands National Park as of September 1, 2015.
Day-use permits will be available on the park's official website 24 hours in advance of the trip date. Some permits for each day will also be available, first-come, first-served at the Island in the Sky Visitor Center for the White Rim Road, and at the Needles Visitor Center for Elephant Hill Road.
For the White Rim Road, a total of 50 day-use vehicle permits (including motorcycles) and 50 day-use bicycle permits will be available each day. Group size will be limited to three vehicles and 15 bicycles.
A total of 24 day-use vehicle permits (including motorcycles) and 12 day-use bicycle permits will be available each day for Elephant Hill Road. Group size will be limited to three vehicles and 12 bicycles. A permit will be required for each motor vehicle and bicycle.
Salt Creek, Horse Canyon, and Lavender Canyon day-use permits will now also be available, first-come, first-served, on the park's official website beginning 24 hours in advance of the trip date. Permits for these areas will no longer be available up to four months in advance.
No fee will be charged for these day-use permits during the 2015-2016 seasons. Payment of the park entrance fee is required for day use and will be collected with permits issued online (beginning in late Spring 2016) or at the time of entrance to the park for walk in permits. Interagency Annual Passes, Military Passes, Senior Passes, and Access Passes will be honored for entrance as noted on the back of each pass.
More information is available on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/cany_day_use
Last updated: July 30, 2015