Academic institutions wishing to do either flatwater or whitewater trips may do so under a Special Use Permit from Canyonlands National Park. Read more about Special Use Permits.
Special Use Permits
To qualify for a Special Use Permit you must:
You will need to secure a backcountry river permit from the Canyonlands Reservation Office. Fees apply.
How to Apply
Application fee for a permit is $180. Please submit the full $180 permit fee through Pay.gov following the instructions below along with your application and required documents.
Pay the $180 fee on Pay.gov following these steps:
Applications are processed the order they are received. Most requests are processed in approximately 15 business days. Incomplete application packages will not be processed. For questions or additional information, please contact the Concessions Management Specialist at (435) 719-2121 or email us.
Last updated: March 21, 2023