Wilderness Permit Descriptions
Learn about the various ways to obtain a wilderness permit in Zion.
When Do You Need a Permit?
Calendar Reservations: 3 months in advance
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. Backpackers that intend to camp in multiple locations need to make a separate reservation for each location.
Advance Lottery Reservations: 3 months prior
Last Minute Drawing Reservations: 7 to 2 days in advance
Zion Express Membership
Membership is valid for three years. To become a Zion Express Member, visit the Zion Canyon Wilderness Desk to complete a short orientation and sign a program agreement form.