8. Zion National Park
Zion is officially off the list of reservations for 2023 but Angels Landing, a famous hike inside the park, requires a reservation. You may remember seeing information on the Zion lottery all over social platforms last year, expect the same this year. You must enter the lottery here under ‘Activities & Experiences’ . There will be a form for you to fill out your information along with the number of permits you need, and the day & time of your visit. The cost of the lottery is $6 per entry which is nonrefundable. If you win, another $3 will be charged automatically to the same payment method for each person who will be taking part in the hike.
This lottery system opens up two months before the selected dates of travel.
The schedule below lists out the dates for 2023:
- If you plan on hiking Angels Landing between June 1st, 2023 & August 31st, 2023, the lottery will open from April 1st, 2023 at 8:00 AM (mountain time) - April 20th, 2023 at 11:59 AM (mountain time). The winners will be announced on April 25th, 2023.
- If you are planning on hiking Angels Landing between September 1st, 2023 & November 30th, 2023, the lottery will open from July 1st, 2023 at 8:00 AM. (mountain time) - July 20th, 2023 at 11:59 AM (mountain time). The winners will be announced on July 25th, 2023.
- If you are planning on hiking Angels Landing between December 1st, 2023 & February 29th, 2024, the lottery will open from October 1st, 2023 at 8:00 AM (mountain time) - October 20th, 2023 at 11:59 AM (mountain time). The winners will be announced October 25th, 2023.
If you happen to miss the lottery time slot, Zion National Park offers a “Day-Before” lottery from 12:01 AM - 3:00 PM (mountain time) the day before your trip. You’ll find the same fees as above along with an extra $3 charge if you win your spot. Winners will be announced that same day at 4:00 PM (mountain time).