U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Monticello Field Office
Saddle and Pack Stock Use Permits
A permit is required year-round for both day and overnight stock use in the canyons of Cedar Mesa.
Cedar Mesa Stock Use Areas
Grand Gulch (Fee Area):
Fish/Owl Canyons, Road Canyon, Lime Canyon (Fee Area): Canyons accessed from Comb Wash.
Lower Johns Canyon and Arch Canyon (Non-fee Area): No day use fees are charged in these canyons.
Slickhorn Canyons, North/South Mule Canyons north of U-95: These canyons are closed to stock use.
No more than 1 overnight stock party at a time is allowed in any canyon on Cedar Mesa. Grand Gulch is limited to only 1 stock trip at a time, day or overnight.
Overnight Stock Use Permits
Advance reservation permits are required for all overnight stock use and are available 3 months prior to your trip and no later than 3 weeks 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 stock use are not available.
Day Stock Use Permits
Day stock use permits may be obtained in advance by calling the Cedar Mesa Permit Office. They may also be obtained at self-pay fee tubes located at the trailheads, or at Kane Gulch Ranger Station during operating hours (8:00 AM to noon) in the spring and fall. For self-pay fee tubes, payment may be made with cash or check. Fees must be placed in the envelope and dropped into the fee tube, with the tear-off receipt placed on the vehicle dashboard so the permit number and dates are visible. The permit covers all occupants of that vehicle only.
The following fee schedule is currently in effect for Cedar Mesa overnight backcountry permits:
The following fee schedule is currently in effect for Cedar Mesa day use permits:
Click here to view Cedar Mesa saddle and pack stock use stipulations.