Zion National Park Canyoneering Advanced Reservations

Zion National Park

These reservations are for technical canyoneering routes, requiring ropes, harnesses, additional gear, and the skills to use them safely. Current reservations are open for winter and spring months. Winter canyoneering requires extra preparation and gear for cold temperatures, ice, and sometimes extreme conditions. Winter conditions sometimes persist throughout spring. Guiding is not allowed in the Zion Wilderness. Anyone booking these reservations must have their own skills and equipment to safely complete the trip.  


The Narrows

The full 16-mile top-down Narrows in-a-day permits are also on this page. Even in favorable conditions, this is a very long, strenuous, non-technical hike that is often underestimated, resulting in costly and dangerous search and rescue operations. In winter and spring, this hike is often inaccessible due to road conditions and impractical due to hiking conditions. Make sure to do plenty of research before making a reservation for this hike. The bottom-up Narrows hike does not require a permit. 


Subway and Mystery Canyons

Mystery Canyon and the Left Fork (Subway) canyoneering routes are not available on this advanced reservation page. View the Mystery Canyon Seasonal Lottery and the Left Fork (Subway) Seasonal Lottery pages for details on the seasonal lottery for these routes. 

Upper Left Fork (Das Boot) trips exiting through the Subway require both an Upper Left Fork (Das Boot) and Left Fork (Subway) permit.


Wilderness overnight permits, Narrows overnight permits, climbing bivouac permits, and Angels Landing permits can be found on different pages within the Zion Recreation.gov gateway menu. 

Permit & Season Information

A permit is required for all technical canyoneering trips in Zion National Park. Canyoneering is defined as any hike within any canyon which normally involves the use of rope, webbing, or other device for descent or ascent. Additionally, the non-technical top-down Narrows day hikes also require a permit.

Need to Know

When planning your trip, please keep in mind:

Fee Policy

Permit Fee: $6 per permit (non-refundable) 

Per Person Fee: $10 per person (refundable)

The same fees are charged for first-come, first-served permits that are issued in person. This fee supports the permit and reservation management system.

Cancellation Policy

Per person fees are refundable if the permit is cancelled or modified to a smaller group size before 5pm the day of the trip. The $6 permit fee is non-refundable in all circumstances.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

1 Zion Park Blvd Springdale UT 84767

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