Commercial permits for Angels Landing are issued through this page. Permits are issued to commercial tour companies that hold an applicable and current Commercial Use Authorization with Zion National Park.
Commercial activities take place in a variety of ways at Zion National Park. One of the most frequent is through Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs). CUAs are limited authorizations to provide specific visitor services within the boundaries of Zion National Park. Services include a variety of activities such as guided hiking tours, photography and painting workshops, bicycle tours, motorcycle tours, and recreational shuttle services. To learn more about these commercial operations and how to become a CUA at Zion National Park please visit the park's CUA website .
Angels Landing is one of the trails in Zion National Park where commercially guided hiking occurs. As part of the Angels Landing Pilot Permit Program, the park distributes a finite number of permits to CUA holders intended for their clients. During the pilot program, the park is working with CUAs to identify effective and fair ways to distribute permits. The number of permits equates to 2% of use along Angels Landing, which reflects previous levels of commercial guiding on the trail.
A permit is an opportunity, not a guarantee that conditions will allow a hike on a specific date or time. Environmental or trail conditions may result in the NPS closing the trail.
Commercial permits are made available twice a year. On February 01, 2023, 10:00am MST, commercial permits for February through June are released. On June 1, 10:00am MST, commercial permits for July through December will be released. Permits can be purchased through the day-of if available.
Permits are required 24 hours a day, seven days a week to hike any portion of Angels Landing. Hiking Angels Landing without a permit is a violation of 36 CFR 1.6 (engaging in a permitted activity without a permit) and is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and/or six months in jail. Failure to follow the conditions outlined in issued CUAs may result in the revocation of that CUA holders authorization. A permit is an opportunity, not a guarantee that conditions will allow a hike on a specific date or time. Environmental or trail conditions may result in the NPS closing the trail.
Commercial permits are limited to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturdays ONLY. The number of commercial permits available will vary by time of the year:
High Season (March through November)
Twenty-four commercial permits a day will be available through this site on a first come, first served basis. Maximum group size is limited to 6 guests plus one guide. A CUA holder may bring a total of 12 guests per day. Groups larger than 6 guests must be broken into smaller groups. Each group must be accompanied by a guide and each group must be separated on the trail by a minimum of 15 minutes. Limited to 2 permit reservation transactions per day in High Season.
Low Season (December through February)
Eight commercial permits a day will be available through this site on a first come, first served basis. Maximum group size is 6 guests plus one guide and is limited to one group per CUA holder per day during this season. Limited to 1 permit reservation transaction per day in Low Season.
A CUA holder may guide individuals or groups (up to 6 people) that have obtained public lottery permits and have independently approached a guiding service on any day of the week for which the public lottery permit is reserved.
Guides or CUA holders must not enter the public lottery on behalf of commercial clients. Guides or CUA holders must not advise and/or solicit clients to enter the public lottery for commercial guided services, or reselling permits to third-party entities. These are violations of CUA conditions which will result in punitive action leading to the revocation of your permit.
Permits are non transferable
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Application Fee: $6 non-refundable administrative fee per transaction.
Recreation Fee: $3 fee for each permit, one permit per guest.
Approved CUA holders may purchase up to 6 permits per transaction, limited to 2 permit transactions per day in High Season. No more than 12 permits can be purchased for a single day during the High Season. No more than 6 permits can be purchased for a single day during the Low Season, and limited to 1 permit transaction per day in Low Season.
CUAs can cancel a commercial permit up to two days (48 hours) before the permit reservation date for a full refund of the recreation fees. Canceled commercial permits will become available to other CUAs if canceled within this time frame. Application fees are non-refundable. Recreation fees will only be refundable if canceled within the aforementioned time range and will not be refunded in cases of unexpected trail closures, adverse weather conditions or other circumstances.
CUAs may reduce the group size up until two days before the permit reservation date. A refund will be provided for reduced group size pertaining to recreation fees only. Other changes are not permitted including: increasing group size over 6 people, date change, CUA company permit holder, NO reselling permits to third-party entities, permits are not transferable.
1 Zion Park Blvd. State Route 9 Springdale UT 84767