Commercial Use Authorization

Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) are limited authorizations to provide specific visitor services within the boundaries of Zion National Park.

Zion National Park is implementing an extension of existing 2020 Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) from now through the calendar year 2021. The park will not be accepting applications for, or be issuing, new Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs). This change for 2021 is in direct response to Zion’s continued efforts to manage the coronavirus pandemic and to aid in keeping visitors and park staff safe. Dependent on the Covid-19 pandemic conditions in 2021, we anticipate accepting new CUA applications for the 2022 calendar year.

The following are the only commercial services offered in Zion National Park:

  • Commercially Guided Hiking Tours (Level II and Level III)
  • Commercially Guided Bicycle Tours
  • Photography and Painting Workshops
  • Recreational Shuttle Services
  • Commercial Motorcycle Tours
  • Rental RV Delivery
 
 

Guide Resources

Please visit the following links to learn more about the park:

Guides: Visit the following links to acknowledge the conditions and 2021 addendums of your companies specific permit:

2020 Zion Commercially Guided Hiking Tours ( Level II ) Conditions and 2021 Addendums Acknowledgeable Form

2020 Commercially Guided Hiking Tours ( Level III ) Conditions and 2021 Addendums Acknowledgement Form

2020 Zion Commercial Photography and Painting Workshop Conditions and 2021 Addendums Acknowledgement Form

2020 Zion Commercial Bicycle Tour Conditions and 2021 Addendums Acknowledgement Form

2020 Zion Commercial Motorcycle Conditions and 2021 Addendums Acknowledgement Form

2020 Zion Commercial RV Delivery Conditions and 2021 Addendums Acknowledgement Form

2020 Zion Commercial Shuttle Service Conditions and 2021 Addendums Acknowledgement Form

2020/2021 Attachment E: Zion National Park Form

Please visit the following link to learn more about the park's laws and policies:
https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/management/lawsandpolicies.htm

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Stay up to date with road closures and other park conditions by signing up for park alerts. This service is only available to commercial park users and only one form can be submitted per company.
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Helpful Links for Commercial Use Holders in Zion National Park
Zion General:
2020 Superintendent’s Compendium (Zion-specific rules and regulations):

Zion National Park Search and Rescue Blog:
https://www.nps.gov/zion/blogs/sarblog.htm?tagID=1FE8B4EE-155D-451F-67A5B098D7BBBF8E

Zion National Park’s Live Air Quality Data:
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/air/current-data.htm?site=zion


Weather and Floods:
National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning for Zion National Park: https://www.weather.gov/slc/flashflood
National Weather Service Zion Headwaters Forecast: https://www.weather.gov/source/slc/flashflood/?ZionHW
NRCS SNOTEL Stations on the Plateau above Zion (for snow depth and snow-water equivalent): https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/
Weather Station in Zion Canyon: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/timeseries.php?sid=ZIOU1&table=1&banner=off
Weather Station at Lava Point: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/timeseries.php?sid=LPRU1&table=1&banner=off
Weather Station near the East Entrance: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/timeseries.php?sid=ZNP&table=1&banner=off
USGS Springdale North Fork Gage: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?09405500
USGS East Fork Gage: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ut/nwis/uv?site_no=09404900
Subscribe to USGS WaterAlert for North Fork Gage: https://water.usgs.gov/wateralert/subscribe2/?site_no=09405500&parm=00045

Last updated: January 17, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767

Phone:

(435) 772-3256
Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered 9 am to 12 pm Mountain Time. You can also send your questions to us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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