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. CUA holders are not concessioners and may not conflict with the preferential rights held by concessioners under contract.

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

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 Workshops
3. Painting Workshops
4. Auto Shuttle Services
5. Transit Services
6. Towing Services
7. Guided Bicycle Tours
8. 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, water skiing, floating, skiing or snowshoeing.

2016 Letter to CUA Applicants

If you are applying for a new CUA or renewing your current CUA, please use the following links to access current forms:

1. 2016 Letter to Applicants
2. CUA Application
3. 2016 CUA Handbook
4. Guide and Vehicle List Template
5. Grand Teton PAD Application
6. 2016 PAD Annual Fee Form
7. NPS Approved Acknowledgement of Risk
8. Annual Financial Report Form

2016 marks the first year that CUA Holders will be assessed an Annual Fee based upon percentage of gross receipts. Fees that exceed the initial $300 paid in March will be due on January 31, 2017. A fee calculator tool is available here: Fee Calculator Tool


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Mailing Address:

P.O. Drawer 170
Moose, WY 83012


(307) 739-3300
The central phone will allow you to connect to general park information, park website, directory of employee extensions, or the park business offices.

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