You can backpack in designated sites and zones in the park. We issue permits in person at the visitor center.
If you are a business interested conducting tours or similar services in the park, you must first obtain a Commercial Use Authorization.
To enter the Fiery Furnace, you must accompany a ranger-guided tour or obtain a hiking permit at the visitor center.
Special Use Permits
Gatherings and commercial activities in national parks often require a special use permit. Permits ensure the protection of the park's natural and cultural resources, as well as minimize conflicts between park visitors and your guests.
You need a permit for:
Sample Acknowledgement of Risk Form
Special Use Permit holders may not require clients to sign a waiver of liability statement or form, insurance disclaimer and/or indemnification agreement. They may request or require clients to sign an acknowledgement of risk statement or form prior to participation. You can download a sample. [23k PDF]
Last updated: January 8, 2020