Grand Canyon National Park Backcountry Permits

Grand Canyon National Park

Closure Notice for January and February 2024: Havasupai Gardens Campground and the whole Bright Angel Trail will be closed all of January and February 2024 for necessary Trans-Canyon Waterline project work. No camping space at Havasupai Gardens will be available for these months.

Move to will be used to reserve and issue all calendar year 2024 and later Grand Canyon Backcountry Permits. Please see the park's Press Release announcement and the Frequently Asked Questions document for additional information.  


Grand Canyon Backcountry Permits are Required for backpacking or camping anywhere in the park (exceptions listed below). 

A Grand Canyon BACKCOUNTRY Permit is NOT Required for:

Important Notes:

Notifications and Alerts

Permit & Season Information

Plan When to Hike

Need to Know


Inner-Canyon Corridor

Hikes for Returning Grand Canyon Hikers

Advanced Hikes for Experienced GC Hikers

Rim Camping

Fee Policy

What are the Backcountry Permit Charges?

Lottery/Basic Permit Charge: $10 (non-refundable)

Nightly Charge: (refundable until 30 days before permit start date provided permit has not yet been printed):

Permit holders are responsible for paying park entrance fees upon arrival.

Note: South Bass Trail and Pasture Wash visitors may be charged an additional fee by the tribe for crossing the Havasupai Indian Reservation.

Cancellation Policy

If your plans change and you will not be using all or part of your permit, please make that cancellation on right away so that space can be made available to other interested hikers. will award partial refunds of participant charges for cancellations that occur on at least 1-month prior to the permit start date.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

PO Box 129 Grand Canyon AZ 86023

or email us at GRCA_BIC@NPS.GOV

Phone Number

(928) 638-7875

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