Tom Smart, Deseret News
FILE - The Bureau of Land Management announced Monday that permit reservations for Cedar Mesa can now be made online at recreation.gov.

MONTICELLO — The Bureau of Land Management announced Monday that permit reservations for Cedar Mesa can now be made online at recreation.gov.

Reservations are required year-round for day use, overnight backpacking and stock use in the following Cedar Mesa canyons and tributaries — Grand Gulch, Slickhorn Canyon, Fish Canyon, Owl Canyon, North and South Forks of Mule Canyon, Road Canyon and Lime Creek.

A day-use permit is also required to visit Moon House Ruin. Permit requirements and fees may vary by location and time of year.

Overnight backpacking permits are limited during the busy seasons, March 1 through June 15 and Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. For each trailhead, up to 20 visitors are permitted each day for overnight trips. Twelve visitor spaces may be reserved five to 90 days in advance at the website or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

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The remaining eight spaces are available for walk-in visitors at the Kane Gulch Ranger Station on the morning of the trip. During the low-use season, overnight permits may be obtained at the self-pay stations at trailhead and kiosk locations on Cedar Mesa.

Day use hiking permits are not limited, with the exception of Moon House Ruin. Those permits are also available year-round at trailhead self-pay stations and kiosks. Permits to Moon House Ruin may be reserved in advance and are limited to 20 visitors per day.

There are special requirements for stock use permits, organized groups (schools, clubs, universities) and commercial operations. Call the BLM Monticello field office Cedar Mesa permit desk at 435-587-1510 for more information.