Zion National Park announces 2024 Angels Landing Pilot Permit Program Seasonal Lottery dates

December 22, 2023


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Zion National Park News Release 


Release Date:    December 11, 2023

Contact: Zion News Desk, zion_newsdesk@nps.gov, 435-772-0162


Zion National Park announces 2024 Angels Landing Pilot Permit Program Seasonal Lottery dates

National Park Service continues to provide accessible, flexible, and fair opportunities for hikers to visit Angels Landing


A National Park Service ranger stands in front of red rock with a group of Angels Landing hikers.

A park ranger checks permits at Scout Lookout.

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SPRINGDALE, Utah – Mark your calendars! Hikers who want to visit Angels Landing in 2024 can apply to four Seasonal Lotteries.

“We’ve issued hundreds of thousands of permits to hike to Angels Landing since the program began in 2022,” Jeff Bradybaugh Zion National Park Superintendent said. “Visitors and rangers report that the program has been successful at reducing crowding and congestion, and we are building on this success as we prepare for 2024.”

Fast facts about the Angels Landing Pilot Permit Program 

  • Zion has issued nearly 400,000 permits to hikers since the program began in 2022.
  • The Angels Landing Pilot Permit Program has continued to accommodate more than 80% of the previous use NPS recorded in studies conducted in 2019 and 2021.
  • Zion rangers observed that the Angels Landing Pilot Permit Program spread hikers’ start times throughout the day.
  • Rangers observed, and hikers reported, less crowding and congestion on the trail than in past years.

2024 Angels Landing Seasonal Lotteries 

Hike Dates

Lottery Opens 8 a.m. MT

Lottery Closes 11:59 p.m. MT

Permits Issued

March 1 to May 31

January 1

January 20

January 25

June 1 to August 31

April 1

April 20

April 25

September 1 to November 30

July 1

July 20

July 25

December 1 to February 28, 2025

October 1

October 20

October 25

Hikers can also apply the day before hikes to get a permit to visit Angels Landing. Learn more about Seasonal- and Day-before Lotteries at go.nps.gov/AngelsLanding

About the Angels Landing Pilot Permit Program
This is a pilot program, and the National Park Service (NPS) is assessing and adjusting it. The pilot permit program reflects comments from the public, park neighbors and other stakeholders. It also reflects lessons learned during trail studies in 2019 and 2021.

Angels Landing is one of many places visitors enjoy hiking in Zion National Park. Zion hosted a record 5 million visits in 2021, and this program is an important element of the National Park Service’s ongoing work to ensure park landscapes, plants, animals, and human history are conserved so that visitors can continue to enjoy this iconic destination.


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