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How to Apply for a Special Recreation Permit

Step 1: Review the Utah BLM Special Recreation Permit Process Handbook for general information on how to apply for a Special Recreation Permit.

Step 2: Call Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument at (435) 644-1200 and ask to speak to someone regarding Special Recreation Permits. A pre-application meeting will be held over the phone or in person. The pre-application meeting is the best time to discuss the feasibility of permitting your activity, permit fees, and estimated processing time. 

Step 3: Complete an SRP application packet.

Step 4: Submit completed application packet to Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, 669 South Hwy 89A, Kanab, UT 84532. For additional information please contact Jabe Beal, Outdoor Recreation Planner at (435) 826-5601 or

Application Deadlines and Special Regulations

A one-time SRP may be applied for anytime. A one-time SRP allows for operation in GSENM once in a single year, not to exceed 14 days. The one-time use applicant cannot return for a period of 3 years.
Applications for multi-year SRPs must be received by December 31st of the year prior to permit request. Any applications received after the deadline will be returned to the applicant and instructed to apply for the following year. A multi-year SRP issued within GSENM for the first time will be permitted to operate for two years. Following two successful years of operation, the permittee may apply for a longer duration, up to 10 years.
A completed application packet must be submitted 180 days prior to the date of the activity. This lead time is necessary in order to complete paperwork and any environmental analysis that may be required. More or less time may be need to complete work on your permit.

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