Dog Friendly Activities in Carefree, AZ

There are 51 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Carefree. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Carefree.

Pet Friendly PETsMART Dog Park at Washington Park
PETsMART Dog Park at Washington Park PETsMART Dog Park at Washington Park is one of the most popular off leash dog parks in Phoenix. At over 2.5 acres, this park is fully fenced with separate entrances and areas for small and large dogs. Watering stations, benches, and mutt mitt dispensers are also on site. Dogs should be kept on leashes until they enter the play area, and owners must pick up after their pets. After heavy rainfall, the park may be closed to allow the turf to dry. Throughout the year, the park is also closed sometimes for flood irrigation. Call for information on wet condition and flood irrigation closure updates. See Details
Pet Friendly Echo Mountain Off Leash Arena at Grovers Basin
Echo Mountain Off Leash Arena at Grovers Basin This lovely, fully-fenced off-leash dog park is packed with amenities, including separate areas for large and small dogs, shade trees, benches, and cool running water. Owners must pick up any pet waste immediately. Mutt mitt dog waste dispensers can be found in both the large and small dog areas. In the event of heavy rain, the park may be closed to allow the turf to dry. Call for wet condition closure updates. See Details
Harbor Freight Tools Harbor Freight Tools is pet-friendly. Small leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the hunt for bargain tools and equipment. The items on offer are often cheaper than some their competitors because they cut out the middle man and sell directly to the people who need them. This branch is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 7pm and Sunday from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Rose Mofford Sports Complex Dog Park This 2.5 acre, off leash dog park is a great place for your pet to make friends. The park is fully fenced and has separate areas for small and large dogs. Each area has benches, trees, water fountains, waste and waste bag dispensers. Includes water fountains, separate small dog area, waste bags, and shade trees. This park is also ADA accessible. After heavy rainfall, the park may be temporarily closed to allow time for the turf to properly dry. Please call for information on wet condition closures. See Details
Paradise Valley Dog Park This park is located at 40th Street between Bell Road and Union Hills Drive. This dog park features: 2.4 acres of grass, two ramadas, tables and benches, drinking fountains, and two separate areas for large and small dogs with double gates. See Details
Shaw Butte Trail Hikers are welcome to take their leashed dogs on hikes up Shaw Butte. Shaw Butte is a member of the Phoenix Mountain Preserves, and lies directly north of North Mountain. A hike on Shaw Butte offers great views of North Mountain, Piestewa Peak and Lookout Mountain as well as beautiful views of downtown Phoenix. Hikers can choose from a variety of trail difficulties. Phoenix leash laws apply on all hiking trails, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Thunderbird Conservation Park Thunderbird Conservation Park, a 1,185-acre park in the Hedgpeth Hills, is a conservation park dedicated to preserving the desert environment. Park activities include picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jogging and bird watching. About 15 miles of multi-use trails have been constructed, thanks to the efforts of many volunteer groups. See Details
Deem Hills Recreation Area Deem Hills offers a variety of hiking trails for you and your dog to enjoy. Composed of Precambrian granite and Tertiary age volcanic rocks, Deem Hills is ancient history waiting to be explored. The Deem Hills Circumference Trail is 5.73 miles long and traverses the entire recreation area, providing wonderful views of the Phoenix area as well as the opportunity to view the wild and varied Arizona Upland vegetation. There are many other trails to choose from as well, providing enjoyable hikes for a variety of fitness levels. Phoenix leash laws apply on all trails, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Phoenix Mountain Preserve - North Mountain Leashed dogs are welcome to join humans on a hike up North Mountain. North Mountain is one of the easily accessible mountains and is a member of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Choose a from a summit climb or an array of trails at all levels of difficulty. Hikers enjoy a great view of the downtown Phoenix skyline. Trail conditions vary from an easy paved road to the summit, to rocky, mildly steep grades. Phoenix leash laws apply on the hiking trails and pets must be kept on a leash at all times. Make sure to bring plenty of water both for yourself and for Fido. See Details
McDowell Sonoran Preserve You and Fido are sure to enjoy McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which provides plenty pet-friendly activities. There are plenty of hiking trails for you and your pup to explore including Lost Dog Wash trailhead for short, easy hikes or Sunrise Trail East, a steep, rocky trail from which you can enjoy expansive views of Sunrise Peak. Just remember to clean up after your dog and keep him on a leash at all times. Do not bring your dog when it is hot outside. See Details
Paradise Valley Mall Need to do a bit of shopping? Head over to the Paradise Valley Mall in Phoenix, Arizona to find what you need. The shops open at 10:00 AM, but the mall itself opens at 6:00 AM for anyone who wants to do a bit of mall walking for some exercise away from the Arizona heat. There is a playground and indoor carousel for human children to play on. Dogs under ten pounds are welcome at the mall, but they must be held or in a carrier. See Details
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park At McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, you and Fido are welcome to enjoy the wide grassy expanses and picnic ramadas. You'll also find a railroad museum, antique carousel, shops, playgrounds, rides, and more at this unique park. See Details
Lookout Mountain Enjoy hiking the variety of trails through the Lookout Mountain Preserve. Phoenix leash laws apply to all trails, so dogs must be leashed at all times. These mountains are smaller cousins to the more popular North Mountain area, located just to the south. Though lower in elevation than nearby summits, it provides a chance to hike to a peak and enjoy vistas without the crowds and steep elevation gains of nearby Piestewa Peak and North Mountain. See Details
Horizon Dog Park Horizon Dog Park is a small off-leash area located on the far west end of Horizon Park. Features include a large shade structure, human and canine water fountains, and a water feature to control the dust. The park is prone to flooding after rain. The dog park is closed Thursdays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm for maintenance. See Details
Lost Dog Wash Trailhead The Lost Dog Wash trail in Scottsdale, Arizona is a great choice for families, beginners, or more experienced hikers. There are many different options of trails for all different skill and fitness levels, so that you can pick the hike that works best for you and your dog. At the longest, the trail is just under five miles long with only a 350 foot elevation change. This hike has plenty of options that are easy enough for children, including several short educational nature trails. Trails are clearly marked and the trailhead has plenty of parking, as well as restrooms and water fountains. Make sure to bring plenty of water both for yourself and for Fido. There is no shade, so it gets very hot. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Northern Horizon Park Northern Horizon Park, 63rd and Northern Avenues, has a large fenced-in play area, a play area for small dogs, water fountains, shade trees benches and waste stations. This is Glendale's largest dog park. This dog park is closed on Mondays. See Details
The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall Antique lovers can visit the Brass Armadillo and get lost in the aisles for hours at a time. With over 600 antique dealers, this is the largest number of antiques in the desert valley. Make sure to bring your walking shoes. Well behaved dogs of any size are welcome, as long as they are on a leash. See Details
Foothills Dog Park This clean, well-maintained dog park is a great place for your pet to play off-leash. Foothills Park, 57th Avenue and Union Hills Drive, has an area located northeast of the softball complex and access is from the Foothills Library parking lot. Two separate areas allow for monthly rotation of use. Signs at the park provide direction as to which side is ‘open.’ Each side provides separate areas for large and small dogs that include: grass, shade, water, and benches. An agility course is available within the east side area. This dog park is closed on Wednesdays for maintenance. See Details
Gateway Trailhead Looking for a place to take your children- both human and canine- for a day of fun? The Gateway Trailhead in Scottsdale, Arizona has a lot of different options for hiking and education. Children can receive a passport at the trailhead and get stamps at other trails in the area to win a prize at the end. There are many different trails to choose from for all skill levels, starting with a kid-friendly 0.5 mile nature trail with educational games and signs along the way. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead, as well as restrooms and water fountains. Make sure you pack plenty of heat for yourself as well as for Fido. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Sahuaro Ranch Park Sahuaro Ranch Park, 63rd Avenue and Mountain View Road, has an off-leash dog area just north of the west parking lot and just south of the softball complex. With an area for small dogs, water fountains, waste stations and some dog agility equipment, this is a great place to bring the pooch for a doggie play day. This dog park is closed on Tuesdays. See Details
Pioneer Living History Museum You and Fido will find more than 90 acres of history to explore at Pioneer Living History Village. Featuring authentic buildings, historically-accurate reproductions, and costumed interpreters, this 1800s town has plenty to see and do. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Be aware that snakes are around during warm months. See Details
Bartlett Lake Marina Enjoy the beautiful Bartlett Lake Recreation Area from a pet-friendly pontoon boat rented from Bartlett Lake Marina. Bartlett Lake Marina offers two pet-friendly pontoon boat rentals so you can enjoy the more than 2800 acres of Bartlett Lake with your furry best friend. Bartlett Lake Marina is located in Tonto National Forest. Visit the website or call for directions as GPS devices often take people to the wrong place. See Details
Tom's Thumb Trailhead Take a hike with your dog to Tom’s Thumb in Scottsdale, Arizona. There are a variety of trails for different skill levels, but the hardest of the trails is moderate to difficult. Most hikers agree that the first mile of the trail is the most difficult, and the paths can be a bit slippery. While hiking, you may see all sorts of wildlife, but watch out for rattlesnakes! To avoid the crowds and extreme desert heat, try to get there in the early morning. The trailhead has parking and restrooms, but no water, so make sure to pack plenty of water for both you and Fido. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Scottsdale Quarter Spend some time at the Scottsdale Quarter in Scottsdale, Arizona. With a variety of chain stores and boutiques, and many different restaurants, you’re sure to find something that you want and leave with your pockets a little bit emptier. Take a break by relaxing in the garden under huge palm trees while children play in the interactive fountain. Later, check out a movie at the high end iPic theater, where you can eat dinner during the show while sitting in a leather reclining chair with a blanket and pillow. Around the holidays, come see the holiday light displays and have a warm mug of hot chocolate from one of the cafes. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed, and individual shops and restaurants make their own policies about whether dogs are allowed inside. See Details