Commercial Use Authorizations

Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) are limited authorizations to provide specific visitor services within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.

Implementation of the National Park Service (NPS) standardized Road-based Commercial Tour (RBCT) Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) Park Service wide program and changes to commercial tour entrance fees are delayed and will not occur October 1, 2019 as previously communicated. The new start date for required CUA permitting of all RBCTs and fee changes is: April 1, 2020. The Department of the Interior, NPS will provide more details in the near future.

Until then, Parks with existing RBCT CUA requirements, this includes Grand Teton National Park (GTNP), will continue to issue and manage CUAs according to existing practices including charging appropriate fees. Operators of RBCT, and all other CUA categories for GTNP should apply for a CUA permit to operate in 2020 at the open application period October 1 – March 1 (each year).

If you are interested in doing business with GTNP for Hunt Outfitting contact: Tracey Heilbrun at 307-739-3417, before the open application period closes October 1, 2019.

Looking for Permitted Operators?Click here for our current list of CUA Holders.

The 2020 CUA Application Period will open October 1, 2019.

2020 application materials will be posted to this site by close of business September 30, 2019.

Grand Teton National Park only accepts CUA applications for the following commercially guided activities:

1. Road Based Tours (includes Step on Guide Services)
2. Photography or Painting Workshops
3. Auto Shuttle Services
4. Transit Services
5. Towing Services
6. Guided Bicycle Tours
7. Youth Guided Day Hikes

Grand Teton National Park does not accept CUA applications for guided backpacking, day hiking, guided climbing, mountaineering, horseback riding, fishing, motorized boating, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, water skiing, floating, skiing or snowshoeing.


GTNP CUA Operating Plan per Category

Fees that exceed the initial $300 paid in March will be due on January 31, 2020. Fees can be calculated using the above listed Annual Financial Report form.


Last updated: August 16, 2019

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