Permits and Regulations


  • You must have an advance permit for day use.
  • There is no overnight camping allowed in the Coyote Buttes permit area.
  • We issue permits every day of the year, but changing conditions mean that getting to Coyote Buttes is not always safe or possible. Consider likely road conditions and weather before applying. 
  • Permits cannot be rescheduled, even when conditions are poor. If you receive a permit for a day with unsafe conditions, you must choose whether to use the permit or forfeit it.
  • Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.


  • Campfires are prohibited.
  • Dogs are allowed, but you must include them in the permit and keep them under control at all times. You must pack out their waste.
  • If your group exceeds the group size limit, you may be cited. Joining with people on a separate permit to exceed 6 people is prohibited.
  • Pack out all your trash, including toilet paper.
  • Use of public land for business or financial gain requires a special permit.
  • Wilderness is closed to motor vehicles, mechanical transport, and motorized equipment.
  • Launching or landing drones is prohibited in wilderness areas. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones are aircraft as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration, and are therefore not allowed to take off or land in BLM wilderness areas. 43 CFR 6302.20
  • If BLM staff ask to see your permit during your hike, you may need to show government identification for permit verification.
  • Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The permit website can only process transactions that use a credit card for payment.  For more information, for answers to permit questions, you can call 435-688-3200 or email us. We cannot return calls from international phone numbers.

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Laws and Regulations
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