Coyote Canyon Motorized Permits

Coyote Canyon Rock Crawling Area

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 as the refrigerator-sized boulders must be traversed. Only heavily modified vehicles can make it through. This route provides rock-crawler enthusiasts an opportunity to challenge both their rigs and skills in a unique setting.

Coyote Canyon is located approximately 13 miles south of Moab off the Black Ridge Road, which is .02 miles south of mile marker 113 on the east side of Highway 191. The trailer parking area is located right at the highway 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

The Moab Field Office maintains a permit and registration system through Recreation.gov for the use of Coyote Canyon for Fridays and Saturdays only from February 16-November 30th. Reservations may be obtained two months in advance on a rolling daily window.

The Coyote Canyon gate will remain closed and locked to general public use. Permit holders will be issued the combination lock code 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. 

Permits will be available for print 14 days in advance of permitted date.

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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