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:

  • 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

Before starting the CUA application process, please read the Superintendent's 2020 Zion CUA Application Letter.

 

The Commercial use Authorization (CUA) application window has closed for the 2020 operating year. No applications are accepted after April 1 annually. No exceptions are made. The CUA application window for 2021 will open mid-November 2020.

Links to Activity Specific Operating Plans

1. Commercial Trailer Delivery Operating Plan
2. Commercial Bicycle Tours Operating Plan
3. Commercial Motorcycle Tours Operating Plan
4. Guided Interpretive Hiking (Level II) Operating Plan
5. Guided Interpretive Hiking (Level III) Operating Plan
6. Photography/Painting Workshop Operating Plan
7. Recreational Shuttle Service Operating Plan

Links for Supporting Documentation
1. 2019 Zion CUA Annual Report
2. 2020 Zion CUA Annual Report
3. Zion 2020 Trip Itinerary

 

Guide Resources

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:

https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/management/lawsandpolicies.htm

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

Implementation of Commercial Road Based Tour (CRBT) CUA:
The National Park Service (NPS) is standardizing road-based commercial tour CUA requirements and fees agency-wide. Zion does not anticipate implementation of the Road-based Tour CUA prior to January 1, 2021. Updates will be provided as available. You may also visit https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/commercial-use-authorizations.htm for more information.

Helpful Links for Commercial Use Holders in Zion National Park
Zion General:
2019 Superintendent’s Compendium (Zion-specific rules and regulations):
https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/management/upload/Signed-Superintendents-Compendium-ZION-10-03-2019.pdf

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: July 2, 2020

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 4 pm Mountain Time. If no one answers, please send your questions to us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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