Starting April 1st, 2022 the popular Angels Landing hike will move to a permit system. So what does that mean for visitors?
The first important thing to know about this change is that it ONLY IMPACT THE CHAINS PORTION OF THE ANGELS LANDING HIKE. Those hiking from the Grotto to Scout Lookout DO NOT need a permit, as this portion of the trail is shared with the West Rim Trail.
The second thing to know is there is a SEASONAL & DAY-BEFORE LOTTERY. For the Seasonal Lottery, applicants can pick seven ranked days or date ranges, and corresponding time frames they want to hike. The time frames available are Before 9AM, Between 9AM and 12PM, and After 12PM. The chart below shows the application windows and notification times.
Note: It costs $6 to apply for a seasonal permit. This fee is non-refundable.
All applicants will receive an email either confirming they have been selected and charged $3 for each registered person, OR they did not get selected and can try for a Day-Before permit.
The Day-Before lottery is open from 12:01am to 3:00pm, Mountain Time, on the day before the permit can be used. All applicants will be emailed at 4:00pm, Mountain Time, either confirming they have been selected and charged $3 for each registered person, OR they did not get selected.
The third thing to know is THE FINE PRINT. Cancellations for Seasonal Lottery Permits are allowed up to two days before for a refund of the $3 per person fee. The $6 application fee is non-refundable. There are no refunds available for Day-Before Permits. Permits are NON-TRANSFERABLE. This includes changing the permittee or changing the alternative leader.
Finally, this is a pilot system and is subject to changes and adjustments. Always check with the National Park Service website for the most up to date information.
Want to hike Angels Landing without needing a permit?
You have until March 31st, 2022 – so clear your calendar and make your lodging reservations. For our best availability call our front desk at 435-772-3224.