Dog Friendly Activities in Tucson, AZ

There are 36 dog friendly activities in Tucson. 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 Tucson.

Pet Friendly Rillito River Park Trail
Rillito River Park Trail The Rillito River Park, located in Tucson, Arizona, provides a serene setting for a city stroll with Fido. A paved tree-lined path and surrounding desert landscape make this area perfect for your daily constitutional with man's best friend. It's best to go early in the morning or at sunset to avoid the heat, but if you are out during the day, be sure to bring a dish so that Fido can get a drink at the water fountains located at each intersection along the trail. See Details
Pet Friendly Agua Caliente Hill Trail
Agua Caliente Hill Trail Agua Caliente Hill Trail #46 in Coronado State Park is 9.25 miles (round trip) of a relatively strenuous trail (lots of climbing). This trail is too hot for summer hiking but perfect for a winter day. The trail offers beautiful views of the city. Although Cat Track Tank at 1.6 miles sometimes has water, it's best to bring a good supply for you and your dog. See Details
Agua Caliente Park A very nice calm place on the Northeast Side of Tucson with flowing streams, large ponds, and many places to kick back and relax with your dog (on leash). A true oasis in the desert. See Details
Catalina State Park With over 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons, and streams, Catalina State Park has plenty of hiking, biking, and birding trails for you to enjoy with your pup. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Pima Air and Space Museum Your dog will love the chance to join you on-leash in this remarkable air and space museum, featuring over 300 aircraft and spacecraft. Dogs are welcome at the museum. Although dogs are not allowed on the AMARG tour or tram tour, they can stay with a staff member while you enjoy the tour. See Details
Christopher Columbus Dog Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this Tucson dog park. This lighted park features a shaded area witha ramada, waste station, scrambling area, and a doggie water fountain. See Details
Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Located in the east part of Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, easily accessible from Dodge Boulevard, this off-leash dog park features double-entry gates, divided small and large dog areas, water bowls, tables, rake and pail for scooping waste, plastic bag holder, shaded areas. See Details
James D. Kriegh Park Dog Park Pets may romp and play off-leash at this well-maintained Tuscon dog park. Located next to the Northeast parking lot. The parking lot is fully-fenced and features dog toys, drinking station, benches and covered ramadas. The dog park will be closed for maintenance on Thursdays between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. See Details
Smiling Dog Ranch at George Mehl Foothills Park Smiling Dog Ranch is a nice roomy park with shady trees. Located right next to the Rillito River Park trail, dogs are welcome to join their owners, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
McDonald Off-Leash Park This off-leash park includes a separate area for small dogs, drinking water, shade trees, picnic tables, and a lovely walking trail. See Details
Tucson Downtown Mural Tour 'Tucson Downtown Mural Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mary. Begin this Tucson Mural Tour downtown and visit 12 of Tucson's most famous murals and learn about the artists. Leashed dogs are welcome on the tour. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 7 and up. This activity is wheelchair accessible. Rates start at $20 per person. See Details
Tucson Botanical Gardens Guests are welcome to bring their well-behaved dogs to enjoy an Urban Oasis in the Heart of Tucson during summer months (June - September). Dog admission is $3 per dog, per visit or $20 per season. See Details
Northwest Community Dog Park Northwest Community Dog Park is pet-friendly. This fun park has benches, water, tables, and a small dog area. See Details
Morris K. Udall Park Dog Park This large, designated off-leash dog park includes separate areas for large and small dogs, both of which are fully fenced. The park has lighted areas. There are also both human and doggie drinking fountains. See Details
Miko’s Corner Playground at Gene C. Reid Park Named after Miko, a TPD police dog that lost its life in the line of duty this dog park features include lights, three double entry gates, divided two-acre site for large and small dogs, dog-friendly potable water fountains, scooper dispenser, and ramada with tables. See Details
Crest Trail Located in Coronado National Memorial, this difficult four mile trek is the only one within the park that allows dogs. It begins at the northeastern section of Montezuma Pass and ends at Miller Peak. Pets must be on a leash of six feet or less at all times. See Details
Paint a Postcard in the Desert 'Paint a Postcard in the Desert' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kristie. Meet at the Juan Santa Cruz Picnic Area as a destination to begin an observation of the landscape, then learn how to begin a postcard- sized painting, with tips on composition, color mixing, and how to tie it all together with details. Leashed dogs are welcome with prior approval. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 16 and up. No requirements for prior painting knowledge are needed. Rates start at $75 per person. See Details
Star Valley Dog Park Star Valley Dog Park in Tucson is setup with a separate area for small dogs, as well as water and sitting areas. See Details
Palo Verde Dog Park Your dog will thank you for the chance to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with doggie drinking fountains, picnic tables, and waste station. This gravel-surface park has separately fenced areas for small and large dogs. See Details
Purple Heart Park - Ivan's Spot Named after Ivan, a TPD police dog lost in the line of duty, this one-acre facility features two separate area for large and small dogs. The site is fenced with a concrete inner walking path, dog-friendly drinking fountains, benches, trees and shrubs, landscape irrigation, decomposed granite surface, boulders and solar lights. See Details
Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead is a pet-friendly set of trails around the foothills of Tucson that are great for all levels of hikers. Although dogs are permitted on the trails, so are horses and mountain bikes which means you and Fido need to be extra careful and they must be on a leash. The trails are plentiful, allowing a lot of freedom for dogs to roam. The best time of year to check these trails out is from October until March. See Details
Jacobs Dog Park This off-leash dog park is a favorite with locals, and also includes a separate area for small dogs. See Details
Crossroads At Silverbell Dog Park Crossroads At Silverbell Dog Park is a fenced in park that features a ramada and fire hydrants. See Details
Saguaro National Park Leashed dogs are welcome in specific areas of Saguaro National Park. Saguaro features two districts separated by the city of Tucson. The Park's website states that "pets are allowed only on roadways, picnic areas (except Mam-A-Gah picnic area in the Tucson Mountain District-west) and paved trails (Desert Ecology Trail & Desert Discovery Trail)." Dogs are not allowed on trails, off-road or inside visitors centers. Dog owners should keep Fido on a leash no more than six feet and should watch out for cactus spines, thorny brush, snakes, open mine shafts, scorpions, and heat stroke in their pet. Visitors can check out Saguaro National Park's website for information on dog walks in each section of the park, and step by step directions to both districts. Saguaro National Park's hours vary depending on season and section, so guests should check its website before planning their outing. Passes are $15 per vehicle. See Details