Commercial Use Authorization

Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) are limited authorizations to provide specific visitor services within the boundaries of Zion National Park.
2019 Commericial Authorization Holders for Zion National Park
(subject to change)

Zion National Park only accepts CUA applications for the following commercially guided activities:
  • Commercial Interpretive Services (Guided hiking)
  • Commercially Guided Bicycle Tours
  • Photography and Painting Workshops
  • Taxi and Recreational Shuttle Services
  • Commercial Motorcycle Tours
  • Rental RV Delivery
Before starting the CUA application process, please read the Superintendent's
2019 Zion CUA Application Letter
If you are applying for a new CUA or renewing your current CUA, please use the following links to access current forms:

The 2019 CUA application window closed on April 1, 2019. No further applications will be accepted after that date.

The application window for the required October 1, 2019 Road-based tour CUA is anticipated to open mid-summer 2019. No Road-based Tour applications will be accepted prior to the release of the Road-based Tour application package.

The 2019 CUA application window has closed. The Activity Specific Operating Plans below can be used for reference. 2020 Operating Plan Conditions are subject to change.

Links to Activity Specific Operating Plans
1. Commercial Trailer Delivery Operating Plan
2. Commercial Bicycle Tours
3. Commercial Motorcycle Tours Operating Plan
4. Plan Level II Interpretive Services Operating Plan
5. Plan Level III Interpretive Services Operating Plan
6. Photography Workshops
7. Taxi-Recreational Shuttle Service Operating Plan

Links for Supporting Documentation
1. 2018 Zion CUA Annual Report
2. 2019 Zion CUA Annual Report
3. Zion 2019 Trip Itinerary
4. Zion 2019 CUA Handbook
Guide Resources
Did you know that Commercial Use Authorization Holders Served approximately 27,000 Zion National Park Visitors in 2015? Because of their ability to interpret park resource and provide safety/resource protection messaging, Professional Guides play a critical role in helping to protect Zion National Park while also providing meaningful experiences to park visitors.
Please visit the following links to learn more about the park:
Guides: Visit the following links to acknowledge the conditions of your companies specific permit:

Get Park Alerts
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.
Send Word Now Sign Up Form

Standard CUA Requirements and Fees for Road-based Commercial Tour Operators will go into effect on October 1, 2019. For more detailed information on the new requirements please go to The National Park Service’s Commercial Use Authorization website and scroll down to “Road-based Commercial Tour CUA Information.

Last updated: June 18, 2019

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Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


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