The person who obtains the permit must be 18 years of age or older, and must participate in the trip. The person named on the permit is held responsible for the actions of the group and for compliance with all permit conditions and backcountry rules and regulations.
Large groups increase impacts on the backcountry. Maximum allowable group size for Zion Narrows, Subway, Keyhole, Pine Creek and Orderville Gulch is 12. Maximum Group allowable group size for all other slots canyons is six. A group consists of people sharing the same affiliation (school, club, scout troop, family, friends) in the same drainage, route, or backcountry trail on the same day. This is strictly enforced; violators will be cited.
North Fork of the Virgin River flow rate must be at or below 150 cubic feet per second (cfs) before the National Park Service will issue a permit to hike or canyoneer Orderville Gulch, Mystery Canyon or Imlay Canyon.
North Fork of the Virgin River flow rate must be at or below 120 cubic feet per second (cfs) before the National Park Service will issue a permit to hike or canyoneer Zion Narrows from Chamberlain Ranch.
In an average year, the North Fork of the Virgin River exceeds the flow rates above from March through early June. Visit USGS Current Stream flow conditions for the North Fork Virgin River for current conditions. The flow rate must be at the prescribe level for the previous 24 hours before a permit will be issued.
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