A free day ride permit is required for each group wishing to conduct a day ride with stock within Yellowstone.
To obtain a permit fill out and submit the form below no earlier than 1 week before your ride. Only one member of the group needs to submit a request.Starting October 10th, Permits are only available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Permitting staff is not available on the weekends or holidays. Please plan accordingly.
You will receive an email with a pdf copy of your permit which you can either print and carry with you or save a copy to your phone so that it is accessible when you are on your ride.
- Review the Backcountry Situation Report for a list of trails that are currently open to stock before submitting your request.
- Riders must carry proof of a negative Coggins test performed within 12 months for each animal.
- If you need a same-day permit call the Central Backcountry Office at 307-344-2160 to obtain your permit.