Capitol Reef: Pilot Canyoneering Permit System

IntrepidXJ

ADVENTR
.
Joined
Jan 17, 2012
Messages
3,296
For all you canyoneers out there: https://www.nps.gov/care/learn/news/pilot-canyoneering-permit-system.htm

Date: December 16, 2019
Contact: Joshua Olson, 435-425-4132


Capitol Reef National Park will begin a pilot mandatory Canyoneering Permit System starting January 1, 2020. Permits will be free of charge and require self-registration located at the Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center or online on the park website. These permits will be required for all canyoneering and climbing activities within the park.

Capitol Reef National Park staff have observed a substantial increase in canyoneering and rock climbing activities in the park in the past 10 years. The pilot permit system will allow managers to track use and determine levels and locations of activity. Regulations are listed on the permit and on the park website. No personal information is required and there is no limit to the number of permits given.

Capitol Reef manages backcountry camping with a similar permit system. Permits are free of charge and while there are limits to the number of people in a group, there are no limits to the number of permits given at this time. Backcountry permits are still issued at the visitor center, not online.

These efforts help park managers understand visitor use and recreation and the impacts to park resources, which provides valuable information when making management decisions to preserve and protect Capitol Reef. Canyoneering and rock climbing are inherently dangerous recreational activities and visitors should exercise caution and prepare accordingly. The park does not provide assistance or information regarding canyoneering or climbing routes, or preparation, so please plan ahead.

To acquire a permit, visitors can either fill one out in person at the Visitor Center or do so online at the park website https://www.nps.gov/care/planyourvisit. To learn more about Capitol Reef National Park visit www.nps.gov/care or contact the park at 435-425-3791.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Stephanie B Fishing (for Trout) and Hunting (for Rock Art) In and Near Capitol Reef National Park Hiking & Camping 5
Titans Prescribed burn South Monroe Mountain- photos from Capitol Reef area Photography 0
Stephanie B Capitol Reef National Park - First Real Visit Hiking & Camping 6
WasatchWill Backpacking Pleasant Pocket Mesa, Capitol Reef NP Backpacking 15
JulieKT Capitol Reef Temple of the Moon vandalism General Discussion 8
S Spring Canyon, Capitol Reef-vehicle shuttle Sun, Mar 24. Meet Up (Members Only) 0
WasatchWill Beehive Traverse - Through the Heart of Capitol Reef's Waterpocket Fold Backpacking 37
fossana Spring Canyon/Sulphur Canyon loop (Capitol Reef) Hiking & Camping 20
Jackson A Solo Stroll Near Capitol Reef Backpacking 17
Outdoors24 Overnight in Capitol Reef: A trip that ended early Backpacking 12
regehr Capitol Reef Star Party Trip Planning 0
J Capitol Reef Natl Park, Dayhikes March 29-April 2, 2018 Hiking & Camping 2
Nethos Capitol Reef/Escalante 2018 Trip Planning 11
Reef&Ruins Elf Slipper at Capitol Reef General Discussion 1
Ravialdo Capitol Reef in September? Trip Planning 3
WasatchWill Two trips in one at Capitol Reef Backpacking 12
Perry Capitol Reef NP - Navajo Knobs Trail Hiking & Camping 3
Perry Capitol Reef NP - Cassidy Arch from Cohab Canyon Trail Hiking & Camping 4
Perry Capitol Reef NP Hiking and Road Trip Suggestions Wanted Trip Planning 1
Parma Capitol Reef, Upper Muley Twist Day Hike Backpacking 19
J Dayhiking Capitol Reef Natl Park, Back to Utah! April 5-8, 2017 Hiking & Camping 4
M Capitol Reef backcountry recommendations? Trip Planning 9
Nick Cedar to Capitol Reef Hiking & Camping 11
W Waterpocket Canyon (Capitol Reef) non-technical access to upper part? General Discussion 1
WasatchWill Hiking Capitol Reef's Navajo Knobs Hiking & Camping 8
Seldom Seen Anderson Capitol Reef Ultras Trail Marking Hiking & Camping 2
CaptnKidd North End of Lake Powell and Southern Tip of Capitol Reef Hiking & Camping 11
IntrepidXJ Birthday Weekend in Capitol Reef Hiking & Camping 13
Jammer Rock the Park TV Series -- Capitol Reef General Discussion 6
Jammer Zion to Capitol Reef Hike Backpacking 21
uintahiker Fremont River Waterfall -Capitol Reef General Discussion 3
nsato311 Capitol Reef and Hanksville Trip Planning 3
WasatchWill Going Solo in Capitol Reef Backpacking 27
Jammer Zion to Capitol Reef Trip Planning 25
piper01 Southern UT in April: Cedar Mesa, Capitol Reef, GSENM Trip Planning 6
bscuderi capitol reef help Trip Planning 7
Joey Capitol Reef's Spring Canyon and Sulphur Creek loop from Holt Draw Backpacking 12
WasatchWill Invite Capitol Reef Loop: April 9 - 11 Meet Up (Members Only) 0
natylka Hiking 25 miles at Capitol reef for the weekend. Hiking & Camping 19
Ron Diel Nine Days in Capitol Reef Hiking & Camping 9
steve Where are your favorite primitive camping spots near Capitol Reef/Torrey? General Discussion 6
uintafly Capitol Reef in April Trip Planning 8
steve Thanksgiving: Capitol Reef to Boulder Mountain Off Road 5
pixie1339 Invite Anyone going to Capitol Reef this weekend? Meet Up (Members Only) 4
Christian Bryce, GSENM and Capitol Reef Hiking & Camping 17
Dave Sulphur Creek, Capitol Reef Trip Planning 3
Dave Lower South Desert, Capitol Reef Trip Planning 0
Dave Upper Muley Twist Canyon, Capitol Reef Trip Planning 0
slc_dan Water Pocket Fold district, Capitol Reef. Sheets Gulch. Hiking & Camping 10
Artemus Lower Muley Twist in Capitol Reef Backpacking 22

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top