Range Creek Visitor Permits

Range Creek Field Station
The canyon is currently closed. The canyon will re-open for the 2015 season on May 15th, weather permitting. Season permits will become available on May 1, 2015. 

Please anticipate a delay of two business days before receiving a season permit.

Access to the Range Creek Field Station is administered by the 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.


Visiting Range Creek Canyon

Map & Directions

Range Creek Visitor Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions


Directions for Purchasing Individual Seasonal Permits

Step 1: View available dates prior to purchase.

Step 2: Purchase a Seasonal Permit for $1 per person.  Permits are required for all visitors over the age of five.

Step 3: Schedule a specific visit date.  At no charge, you will be granted a Day Permit for all days you are visiting during the season.

Step 4: Seasonal Permit 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.

* Permit information is subject to revision for future seasons.

View Available Dates (Dates will be available on May 1st)

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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 staff available to provide tours in Range Creek Canyon.

Researchers: For administrative permits to work in Range Creek, contact Michelle Knoll at 801.581.3876 or mknoll@nhmu.utah.edu


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 four 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
Hondoo River and Trails
Tavaputs Guest Ranch