The Zion Wilderness is a world-renowned destination that offers opportunities for solitude and adventure. With over 90 miles of trails and dozens of designated backpacking sites, Zion National Park offers a variety of unique backpacking opportunities. All overnight backpacking in the park requires a Wilderness Permit.
How to Obtain a Backpacking Permit
Follow these step-by-step instructions to obtain a Zion Wilderness overnight backpacking permit.
Water Sources in Zion
The desert is a hot, dry place. Make sure to learn about where to find water in Zion before any Wilderness trip.
Download the current Wilderness Guide from our park newspaper page. It is a great source of information if you are planning a backpacking trip in Zion.
Backpackers may need to use the Wilderness Transportation options to get to trailheads.
Last updated: February 15, 2022