Coyote Canyon Motorized Permits

The Coyote Canyon motorized route is an extreme trail specifically designated for rock-crawler type vehicles only. The route is one-way up a small canyon and down another. Although the route is only 0.65 miles long, it can easily take all day to navigate with refrigerator-sized boulders that must be traversed. Only heavily modified 4WD vehicles can make it through. This route provides rock-crawler enthusiasts an opportunity to challenge both their vehicles and skills in a unique setting. ATV’s, UTV’s, and motorcyles are not allowed.

Coyote Canyon is located approximately 13 miles south of Moab off the Black Ridge Road. A trailer parking area is located to the right at the State Route 191/Black Ridge Road junction. Access to Coyote Canyon is 1.5 miles from the parking area on the Black Ridge Road.

Permit & Season Information

Motorized use is only allowed with a permit. Permits are available for Fridays and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., February 16 to November 30 with one permitted group per day and a maximum of seven vehicles per group. Permits must be obtained online and become available two months in advance at 8:00 a.m. MDT on a rolling daily window. A permit must in the possession of the trip leader. They are available to print 14 days in advance of the permitted date.

The Coyote Canyon gate will remain closed and locked to general public use. Permit holders will be issued the combination lock code with their permit and are required to lock the gates behind them as they enter or exit the canyon. The combination will be changed on a regular basis to limit access. 

Need to Know

Fee Policy

Reservation Fee: There is a non-refundable $6.00 reservation fee.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel anytime. The $6.00 reservation fee is non-refundable.

Change Policy:

Changes cannot be made once you have reserved a permit. If you choose to change your start date, you will have to cancel and reserve the desired date – reservation fee applies.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

82 E Dogwood Moab Utah 84532

Phone Number

(435) 259-2100

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