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Range Creek Visitor Permits

Permits are currently sold out from now until the field station closes for the season, keep checking back for cancellations.

The Range Creek Field Station is now open to visitors.

  • For general Range Creek process questions on how to obtain your season pass and reserve dates to visit the canyon, please email Michelle Knoll.

  • For information about the bison hunt, call security officer Michael Milburn at 435-630-5550.

  • If you are having technical difficulty with the online permitting system, please contact Museum IT support via email or call 801-585-1924. 

Access to the Range Creek Field Station is administered by the Natural History Museum of Utah and is limited to pedestrian and horse traffic. To protect the canyon, a maximum of 28 public visitors are permitted per day. Camping is allowed at the north gate campground. Camping is NOT allowed on BLM Wilderness land adjacent to the field station.

Day-permit access to the Range Creek Field Station is only allowed from the north end, through the Field Station's north gate.


Visiting Range Creek Canyon

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Map & Directions

Range Creek Visitor Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions


Directions for Purchasing Individual Season Passes

Step 1: Create a museum account here

Step 2: Purchase a Season Pass for $1 for each person. Passes are required for all visitors over the age of 5 and are non-refundable.

Step 3: Schedule a specific visit date. At no charge, you will be granted a Day Permit for each day you are visiting during the season. Season Pass holders may visit as many times as they like during the season, but not for more than five consecutive days and only with advanced reservations and a Day Permit. Only a total of 7 Day Permits will be available per season pass holder for the combined months of October and November.

Step 4: To cancel a day permit reservation. Login to your museum account. Click on the tab "Range Creek Guest." Scroll down the page to view "Reserved Day Permits" section. Each reservation you have will show an 'X' next to it under the heading "actions." Click the 'X' to cancel a scheduled visit.

* Permit information is subject to revision for future seasons.

Please Be Advised

  • Access to Range Creek Canyon beyond the North Gate Entrance is limited to pedestrian and horse traffic only.  There is no overnight access beyond the gate. Overnight camping is permitted only at a campsite provided outside the gate.

  • Individual public visitors are on their own while in the Canyon. There are no exhibits or museum staff available to provide tours in Range Creek Canyon.

Researchers: For administrative permits to work in Range Creek, please email Michelle Knoll


Guided Tours of Range Creek Canyon

Individuals wishing to take Guided Tours through Range Creek with an organized group, are encouraged to consult with our three designated partners (see below). 

These tour providers offer guided vehicular visits through Range Creek. Group tours stop at a variety of locations to view rock art, granaries and other features of interest along the thirteen-mile route to the historic Wilcox Ranch and current Range Creek Field Station Headquarters. 

Contact the providers listed below directly for more information.

Canyonlands Field Institute
Carbon County Outdoor Recreation
Tavaputs Guest Ranch