Zion National Park Overnight Climbing Permits

Zion National Park

This page is for making reservations for overnight climbing trips in Zion National Park. Overnight climbing is defined as bivying overnight on a wall. Day climbs, as well as "fix and fire" climbs that take more than a day but do not include sleeping on a wall do not require permits. Bivying at the base or summit of a wall is not allowed.

Overnight backpacking permits, canyoneering permits, and Angels Landing hiking permits can be found on different pages within the Zion Recreation.gov gateway menu. 

Some climbing areas close every year beginning March 1 to protect raptors that nest on Zion's cliff faces. Please make sure to check the seasonal climbing closure page on the park website to confirm the route you are interested in is open. 

Permit & Season Information

A permit is required for all overnight climbing bivys in Zion National Park. All persons who intend to sleep overnight, camp, or bivouac in the Wilderness, or who are in possession of equipment designed for overnight use in the backcountry, must obtain a Wilderness permit and carry it with them.   

Need to Know

When planning your trip, please keep in mind:

Fee Policy

Permit Fee: $20 per permit (non-refundable) 

Per Person Fee: $7 per person per night (refundable)

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

Cancellation Policy

Per person fee are refundable if the permit is cancelled or modified to a smaller group size before 5pm the day of the trip. The $20 permit fee is non-refundable in all circumstances.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

1 Zion Park Blvd Springdale UT 84767

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