Backcountry Permits and Reservations
The Needles and Island in the Sky visitor centers are closed for the winter.
You must have a day-use permit for four-wheel-drive, motorcycle, and bicycle travel on:
- White Rim Road (Island in the Sky)
- Elephant Hill, Lavender Canyon and Peekaboo/Horse Canyon roads (The Needles)
You must have an overnight backcountry permit for all overnight trips into the backcountry.
All day and overnight trips on the rivers require a river permit.
Academic institutions may conduct flat-water and whitewater river trips under a special-use permit.
Horseback Riding, and Pack- and Stock-Use Permits
All pack- and saddle-stock use requires a permit.