The Narrows Permits

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The Narrows
 

Hiking The Narrows from the top down, either in one day or two days, requires a Wilderness Permit.

Advance Reservations: up to 3 months in advance

Over half of all available Narrows permits are available using a calendar reservation system. Reservations are available online during a three-month time frame. On the fifth day of every month at 10:00 am MT, reservations for the next month become available. If they are still available, they can be made until 5:00 pm MT on the day before your trip.

 
 

There is a $5.00 non-refundable fee for an online calendar reservation, and there is an additional charge for a permit that is determined by the size of your group.

Last Minute Drawing: 7 to 2 days in advance

If there are no advanced reservations for the one day available, the Last Minute Drawing will become an option 7 to 2 days before your trip date. If spaces remain after the Last Minute Drawing, walk-in permits become available the day before your trip date.

Apply for the Last Minute Drawing for the day hike from top to bottom.

Walk-in Permits: One day in advance

Backpacking sites are available as walk-in permits and can be obtained at park visitor centers the day before your trip.

Hours of Operation

Permit Costs:

$15.00 - 1-2 people
$20.00 - 3-7 people
$25.00 - 8-12 people

 

Zion Express Membership

  • Zion Express Membership allows visitors who regularly visit the park, and are familiar with the park resources to obtain a login account to create online reservations and convert them into Wilderness Permits from home.

  • To become a member, applicants must watch three orientation films at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center Wilderness Desk. (Membership cannot be obtained in the Kolob Canyons.)

  • After watching the films, applicants will sign a Zion Express Program Agreement form and obtain a username and password for their member account.

  • Before creating a reservation, members must login to their Zion Express account. Online reservations that are created before obtaining a Zion Express Membership, or without first logging in, CANNOT be converted into a Wilderness Permit from home.

  • There is no cost for enrollment. Membership is valid for the remainder of the current year and for the next two calendar years.

  • Memberships may be cancelled if any regulations are violated.

Last updated: September 24, 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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