U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Monticello Field Office
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Cedar Mesa Overnight Backpacking Permits
A permit is required year-round for overnight backpacking in the canyons of Cedar Mesa. Permits are required for the following canyons and their tributaries; Grand Gulch, Slickhorn Canyon, Fish Canyon, Owl Canyon, North and South Forks of Mule Canyon, Road Canyon, and Lime Creek.
High Use and Low Use Seasons
During the high use seasons, spring (March 1st - June 15th) and fall (September 1st - October 31st), overnight backpacking permits are limited and subject to availability. Permits may be reserved in advance by calling the Cedar Mesa Permit Office or obtained in person at the Kane Gulch Ranger Station on the day of your trip. All permits, including those reserved in advance, must be picked up in person at the Kane Gulch Ranger Station on the day of your trip, between 8:00 AM and noon. During the low use seasons, winter (November 1st to February 28th) and summer (June 16th to August 31st), self-pay envelopes and registration forms are available at the trailheads.
For each Cedar Mesa trailhead, a total of up to 20 overnight visitors may be permitted per day. 12 of the 20 overnight visitor spaces are available for advance reservation, while the remaining eight overnight spaces are available by walk-in only at the Kane Gulch Ranger Station, on the morning of the trip.
Advance reservations for overnight backpacking permits are available 3 months prior to your trip date and no later than 5 days before your trip date. They may be obtained by calling the Cedar Mesa Permit Office at (435) 587-1510, between 8:00 AM and noon (MDT) Monday through Friday.
Walk-in permits for overnight backpacking on Cedar Mesa are available daily, and must be obtained at the Kane Gulch Ranger Station during the high use seasons (March 1st - June 15th and September 1st - October 31st). During the low use seasons (November 1st - February 28th and June 16th - August 31st), self-pay envelopes and registration forms are available at the trailheads.
The following fee schedule is in effect for Cedar Mesa overnight backcountry permits:
Click here to view Cedar Mesa use stipulations.