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.
When you submit your application, you will pay the special use application fee ($100) and the administration fee ($80). You will not have to pay a monitoring fee. River permit fees will also apply; you can pay these through the backcountry office.
How to Apply
Special Park Use Coordinator
We handle all applications in the order they are received. We can process most requests in 15 business days. We cannot process incomplete application packages. For questions or additional information, please contact the Special Park Uses Coordinator at 435-719-2123 or email us.
Last updated: February 22, 2019