By the Numbers

More than 5 million

Visitors to Zion in 2021


Decrease in park staffing over the last decade

1,480 feet

Elevation of Angel's Landing Hike

Year-round: hiking the Angels Landing trail requires a permit.

The beauty of Zion National Park continues to draw record-breaking numbers of visitors, including those with an appetite for adventure, at its popular Angel’s Landing trail. In response, the park is testing a reservation system, to better protect the trail and to improve visitors’ safety and experience.


Zion National Park

Free-flowing rivers cut through multi-hued sedimentary rock to form Zion’s deep and spectacular canyons. Park trails lead visitors to dramatic rock formations, hanging gardens, scenic vistas, ancient rock art and…

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Know Before You Go

  • Reservations can be made at

  • Permits to hike are issued by lottery, seasonally (1-3 months prior) and one-day prior

  • Permits are issued for three different time slots each day: before 9AM; between 9am-12pm; and after 12pm.

  • For both lotteries, visitors may enter once and apply for up to 6 people.

  • $6 non-refundable application fee. Visitors issued permits will be charged a $3 per-person fee.

  • The confirmation email (either printed or downloaded) must be shown to park staff on the day of. Permits will be required at all times of the year and all times of day.

  • One-day prior lottery systems open at 12:01am, daily

  • Hikers must have a permit when accessing any portion of the Angels Landing trail. Visitors will be able to hike the West Rim Trail from the trailhead at the Grotto to Scout Lookout without a permit.

  • Tip: download in advance, many parks have limited WiFi or cell phone reception.

NPS map of the area near Angels Landing showing where hikers need permits.

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