Due to the popularity of the Subway and Mystery Canyon, the park created an online lottery for reservations. The Advance Lottery does not run from November through March due to a low demand for permits. If you are applying for a reservation from November through March, please use the Calendar Reservation system.
The Advance Lottery: 2 months prior
Advance Lottery applications are completed online. Entries must be submitted two months prior to your planned trip. Entries are limited to one request per individual per month. Entrants can request three prioritized dates. The non-refundable lottery application is $5.00.
Calendar Reservations: up to 2 months in advance
Occasionally, a few spaces remain after the Advance Lottery has been held. These spaces can be reserved through the Canyoneering Reservation System.
The Last Minute Drawing: 7-2 days in advance
If no more Calendar Reservations are available, the Last Minute Drawing will become an option 7-2 days before your trip date. In the unlikely event that spaces remain after the Last Minute Drawing, walk-in permits become available the day before your trip date.
Picking up your Permit
After you obtain a reservation, you must pick up your permit in person at a park Visitor Center as early as one day before your trip begins. Check our Hours of Operation to plan when to arrive.
$15.00 - 1-2 people
Zion Express Membership
Last updated: March 1, 2021