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Guidelines for Visiting Range Creek
Planning Your Visit
- Access to Range Creek Canyon is managed by the Range Creek Field Station, which is administered by the Natural History Museum of Utah.
- Individual access is limited to pedestrian or horseback travel only.
- A maximum of 28 visitors per day are allowed into Range Creek Canyon.
- Overnight camping is allowed outside the North Entrance Gate only.
- Access into Range Creek Canyon is via a steep and narrow unimproved road. This road is impassable when wet. High clearance vehicles are required and 4-wheel drive is recommended.
- No food, gas, water or any other services are available in the Canyon. There is no cell phone service.
- Range Creek is black bear country. Keep a clean camp and store food items in vehicles when not in use. Click here to learn more about Bear Safety
- Visitors should carry plenty of water and take precautions to guard against heat exhaustion. Summer temperatures in Range Creek Canyon routinely approach 100 degrees.
- Plan your trip carefully! Make sure you have enough water and energy reserved for the uphill hike out of the Canyon.
Range Creek Permits
- Range Creek Canyon is open to individual public visitors who have received a Seasonal Pass and who obtain and carry a Day Permit for their visit.
- Each visitor must carry a Range Creek Day Permit and a valid ID while on Field Station Property and produce this documentation at the request of Law Enforcement Officers and/or Field Station Personnel.
- Seasonal and Day Permits will be available May 15th - November 30th (subject to road and weather conditions)
- Range Creek Day Permits are only valid for the date specified and may not be transferred or refunded.
- Permits are only available online. Permits are not available at the gate or in the canyon.
Archaeological and Historic Sites
- It is unlawful for any person to intentionally alter, remove, injure or destroy archaeological and historic sites.
- While in Range Creek Canyon, please tread lightly and take only photographs.
- If you witness illegal activity take a stand to protect our heritage by reporting incidents to the appropriate authorities.
- Public access to the Range Creek Field Station is via the North Entrance Gate only.
- Transportation within the Canyon is limited to pedestrian and horse traffic only.
- No mechanized or motorized traffic is allowed by individual public visitors.
- Camping is allowed only outside the Range Creek Field Station, outside the North Entrance Gate.
- Campfires are only allowed in metal fire pits.
- Gas stoves and lanterns are allowed.
- Well mannered pets are allowed but must be under the control of their owners at all times.
- Horses are welcome but there are no corrals, pastures, or other accommodations. Owners must provide weed-free hay.
Hunting and Fishing
- Fishing and hunting is allowed on Range Creek Field Station property based on current State of Utah Department of Wildlife Resources regulations and seasons.
- Hunters and anglers must obtain a Range Creek Seasonal Permit, and obtain and carry a Range Creek Day Permit in addition to the appropriate hunting/fishing license.
- The nearest 24 hour emergency facility to Range Creek is located in Price, Utah.
- Carbon County Dispatch 435-637-0893
- Emery County Dispatch 435-381-2404