Dog Friendly Activities in Rio Verde, AZ

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Rio Verde, and 66 more nearby. 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 Rio Verde.

Pet Friendly Bartlett Lake Marina
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
Pet Friendly Papago Park
Papago Park Dogs are welcome to join you on the trails at Papago Park in Phoenix. Enjoy the Sonoran Desert Habitat and the sandstone buttes that set Papago Park apart from the other natural attractions in the Phoenix area. The dog-friendly trails in Papago Park are generally known to be easy treks with little elevation gain making it the perfect place for families or beginner hikers. Phoenix leash laws apply to all trails in Papago Park, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
McDowell Sonoran Preserve You and Fido are sure to enjoy McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, AZ, 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
Desert Ridge Marketplace The Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix, Arizona has something for everyone in their 1.2 million square feet of retail space. For the human kids, there is a splash pad and playground. For the furry ones, there is a PetSmart. Marketplace is host to live music every Friday and Saturday night, beginning at 7:00 PM. Dogs are welcome to the marketplace, but they must be leashed, and individual stores and restaurants have their own policies whether or not they allow dogs inside. See Details
Antique Trove Bring Fido to the Antique Trove in Scottsdale, Arizona to shop from the over 140 dealers who set up shop there. With so many different people selling antique and vintage items, you are sure to find something that you will love. During the cooler months, the Antique Trove sets up parking lot sales for even more shops. If you’re planning on being in Scottsdale for a while, stop by more than once, since the stock is constantly rotating. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Quail Run Dog Park Quail Run Dog Park offers separately fenced areas for timid dogs and more active dogs along with benches and water fountains for humans and pups. The dog park is closed on Thursdays and daily from 12pm -1pm for cleaning. See Details
Papago Bark Park at Papago Park There is a fenced, off-leash dog park within lovely Papago park, which also has picnic tables, pond, playground and restrooms. See Details
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park At the dog-friendly McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale, AZ, 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. Small dogs are welcome to ride the train with you! See Details
Tempe Beach Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Tempe Beach Park, which borders Tempe Town Lake and features five miles of jogging, biking, and walking trails, picnic tables, grills, and ramadas, and restrooms. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Lost Dutchman State Park With a variety of trails to choose from, several of which lead into the Superstition Wilderness, you and your pup will find plenty of dog-friendly hiking trails to enjoy at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, AZ. Some of the guided hikes also permit dogs to join the fun. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Chaparral Park Chaparral Park in Scottsdale as a dog park with separate areas for passive dogs and active dogs, no matter their size. This 4-acre area has three acres of grass, water fountains, play features and seating. Dog owners are welcome to bring chairs, too, as long as they take them home when leaving. See Details
RoadRunner Park Farmers' Market Bring Fido to RoadRunner Park's Saturday Farmers' Market to shop for locally farmed vegetables and fruit, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies, nursery stock, natural pork, beef and fish, and handcrafted items. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Hole in the Rock at Papago Park For a fun day trip only ten minutes from downtown Phoenix, go to Hole in the Rock at Papago Park. The hike to the rock is an easy one, suitable for dogs and families, and ends at a fantastic place for a photo opportunity. Take a hike to Hole in the Rock with your dog and then enjoy a picnic for the whole family by the park’s fishing lagoon. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Dog Park at Desert Vista Park One of the town’s most used amenities is the Off-Leash Recreational Facility, or Dog Park at Desert Vista Park. The Dog Park is a 3-acre fenced facility that allows pet owners the opportunity to let their dogs run free. Dogs must be licensed and have proper vaccinations. The Dog Park is divided into two fenced areas, one for larger dogs and the other for smaller canines. The large / active dog area can be accessed from entrances on either Tower Drive or Desert Vista. The small / passive dog area can only be accessed from Tower Drive. See Details
The Barking Bodega The Barking Bodega is pet-friendly. Combining the joys of farm-to-table food with the fun of a fenced park, this Tempe hangout is the place to be for the canine community. Daily memberships start at $9.95, monthly memberships are $36.95 and annual memberships are $350. The Barking Bodega is open Tuesday through Sunday from 6am to 10am and 6pm to 10pm. See Details
Eldorado Park Spend an afternoon at Eldorado Park in Scottsdale, Arizona, which spans over sixty acres with something for everyone in the family. Take Fido for a walk along the greenbelt walking path around the lake. Let the human children play on the playground or go for a dip in the pool. Watch a game of soccer on the recreation fields and then stop for a family picnic at one of the picnic areas. Dogs must be leashed at all times. 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
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
Old Town Scottsdale Stroll around Old Town Scottsdale with Fido as you window shop, eat, and enjoy the Arizona weather. There is free parking, as well as a free trolley every ten minutes to the Scottsdale Fashion Square, which is also dog friendly. The Old Town is the perfect place to soak up some western charm and buy souvenirs for everyone at home. On Saturdays from November until June, check out the pop-up farmers market. After walking around in the heat, stop by one of the bars in the area for a cold drink. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
5th Avenue Shops & Boutiques The 5th Avenue Shops & Boutiques are a great place to stop with your dog to wander around window shopping. There are around sixty small businesses, art galleries, and restaurants, many of which have a southwestern theme, for you to explore. Check out Dogs, Etc., a pet boutique in the shopping center. Please be aware that since these are small businesses, most of the shops close by 5:00 PM. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Sunrise Trail The Sunrise Peak Trail in Scottsdale, Arizona is a great trek for more experienced hikers. It is an in-and-out trail totaling in length of four miles, with a 1,100 foot elevation change. The trail is steep and rocky, and uphill almost the entire way, but when you reach the top, you can see incredible views of the McDowell Mountains and the granite formations in the area. This trail is less crowded than other nearby trails due to the difficulty. There is free parking and a water fountain at the trailhead, but no restrooms. Make sure to pack plenty of water for both yourself and for Fido. All dogs must be leashed. 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
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
Antique Gatherings Antique Gatherings is one of the best antique malls in Phoenix. Featuring 60 fine dealers with merchandise ranging from fabulous antiques, mid-century modern, industrial, art, and jewelry, to fine furniture, glass and porcelains, this Phoenix store is very pet-friendly. Small, leashed dogs are welcome! See Details