No backcountry permits are required for Ranger-led activities.
Special Use Permits
If you plan on filming or hosting a special event (activities outside a regular visit such as weddings, large group events) at Navajo National Monument, please email the Permit Coordinator for more information. Your request may require you to submit an application, fee (check or money order) and insurance certificate for consideration.
Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing. Please be advised that the park works with the Navajo Nation for filming activities; this may require additional requirements and fees. For more information, contact the Navajo Nation TV and Film Office at (928)871-7826.
A permit may be required for an event to:
When is a Permit Needed for Still Photography?Still photographers require a permit only when:
How to Apply
Permit applications are available online at link below. You should submit a completed application along with any applicable fee to the park as far in advance of your planned activity as possible. In addition, you should request a meeting with park staff if your proposed activity is unusual or complex. Early consultation with park staff will help move the process forward.
Other Permit Requirements
You may be required to obtain liability insurance naming the United States as additionally insured in an amount commensurate with the risk posed to park resources by your proposed activity. You may also be asked to post a bond to ensure the payment of all charges and fees and the restoration of the area if necessary.
Using Unmanned Aircraft
Drones (i.e., unmanned aircraft) are not permitted within the boundaries of Navajo National Monument. Learn more about unmanned aircrafts.
Last updated: August 29, 2023