How much does a permit cost?
Canyonlands charges a nonrefundable reservation fee for each permit, whether they're reserved in advance, or in person at a visitor center.
||Group Size Limit (Per Permit)
||Island in the Sky
|Four-Wheel-Drive / Mtn. Bike
||15 people /
|9 people /
You must pay a park entrance fee for Island in the Sky and The Needles at a park entrance station, visitor center, or online via pay.gov. Each vehicle, motorcycle, and individual entering the park by foot or bicycle must pay an entrance fee.
How long can I stay?
You may have an overnight permit for up to 14 consecutive nights. If you are backpacking, you may stay up to seven consecutive nights in any one site or zone. If you are using the designated vehicle camps, you may stay a maximum of three consecutive nights at a camping area before having to relocate.
For up-to-date road conditions, contact the district visitor centers, road conditions web page, or Reservation Office at 435-259-4351. Salt Creek and Horse Canyon are often impassable with flash flooding. Peekaboo campsite reservation holders and day-use permit holders must contact the The Needles Visitor Center, 435-259-4711 the day of your trip or the day before.
If you are not using a reservation, you must cancel it as soon as possible. This allows other visitors to enjoy the park. If you cancel your reservation more than two days before the start date of your trip, you will receive a credit for a future reservation starting within one year. Please call the reservation office at 435-259-4351. or email your cancellation.
We are available by phone to answer questions and assist with trip planning Monday through Friday, 8 am to noon (Mountain Time), at 435-259-4351. When workload permits, we may be able to answer phones until 4 pm. You may also email questions.