- The CUA for Day Hiking allows the CUA holder to conduct guided interpretative day hiking on trails greater than ½ mile
- Overnight backcountry use is not an authorized use under this CUA.
- A day-hiking CUA is not required if only walking on boardwalks in the geyser basins. (Refer to the Operating Plan for Road-Based Interpretive Tours.)
- CUA holders are encouraged to stay on designated trails. All off-trail travel must be reported in the monthly use reports (see reporting requirements). Specific areas may be closed to off-trail travel if impacts are noted.
- CUA holders are limited to three groups per day. Maximum group size is 15, excluding guide. Each group must be dispersed a minimum of 60 minutes apart and groups may not congregate at a destination. Group size may increase with written permission from the park.
- One guide on each trip must have previous, relevant outdoor experience including previous experience on the trails and /or area they are guiding.
- The guide for any trip, within the park, must have a basic knowledge of map reading, and must have a topographic map for the area of their trip. It is recommended the guide have a compass and knowledge of compass use.
- Each guide must carry a minimum of one can of bear spray. Bear spray for clients is recommended.
- The CUA holder must abide by the Food Storage and Food Sanitation Guidelines found Yellowstone Special Conditions on the Commercial Use Authorization.
- For further backcountry guidelines and regulations, please refer to the information provided in "Beyond Road's End" available in any Backcountry Office.