Dog Friendly Activities in Arizona

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Arizona, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park Pets are permitted in Grand Canyon National Park. Pets must remain on a leash at all times. Pets are allowed on trails above the rim, Mather Campground, Desert View Campground, Trailer Village and throughout the developed areas. Pets are not permitted below the rim, in park lodging (hotel rooms), or on park buses. On the North Rim pets are not allowed other than the bridle path that connects the lodge with the North Kaibab Trail. A kennel is available at the South Rim only. It is open daily from 7:30am - 5pm. Call (928) 638-0534 for information. Reservations are suggested. See Details
Pet Friendly Slide Rock State Park
Slide Rock State Park Slide Rock State Park, located just outside of Sedona, AZ, is a 43-acre park in Oak Creek Canyon. This site gets its name after the slippery rocks that form a slick natural water chute. Visitors have been coming to this park to swim and catch a tan for generations. Leashed dogs are welcome in the park, but are not permitted near the creek and swimming areas. Admission is $10 to $30 per vehicle. 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
Thorpe Bark Park The Thorpe Park Bark Park is a large 1.5-acre off leash dog park with separate play areas for large and small dogs and agility equipment. The park also has benches and picnic tables. There's plenty of room for Fido and all of his friends to play. See Details
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
Dark Sky Astrophotography and Stargazing 'Dark Sky Astrophotography and Stargazing' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Evan. Your pooch is welcome to come along as you learn how to capture stunning images of the night sky and other techniques for lighting during long exposure photography against some of the darkest, cleanest, and brightest night skies. You will also hear about some of the challenges that modern day conservation efforts face due to the loss of natural dark skies and the encroachment of artificial light. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests of all ages. Guests should be prepared to be outside at night in the cold, be sure to dress warm. There are also no facilities where you will be, so bring water and snacks. Rates start at $100 per person. See Details
Rillito River Park The Rillito River Park, located in Tucson, AZ, 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
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
Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park This is considered the best of Tempe's many off-leash dog parks, a popular spot is a large, fenced area with lovely grass, gravel, and picnic tables. See Details
South Mountain Park and Preserve South Mountain Park and Preserve has over 51 miles of primary trails for you and your pup to explore. Not a hiker? Take the Summit Road to Dobbins Lookout for amazing valley views or to Gila Lookout for a view of the Gila River Valley. Once a month, South Mountain Park offers Silent Sunday, a day in which the park's main access roads are reserved for non-motorized uses and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the roads. Phoenix leash laws apply to all hiking trails, and pets must be leashed at all times. 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
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
Sedona Red Rock Adventure Tours Sedona Red Rock Adventures is your premier guide to the red rocks of Sedona and beyond, where all tours are dog friendly. You can bring your dog, and if they get along, they'll bring Summit, the company guide dog as well. All tour are private and personalized to meet the dynamics of your group. They specialize in Sedona Scenic Photo Tours, Visits to Local Indian Ruin Sites, Area Winery Tours, and Grand Canyon Excursions. Whether you choose to stay in Sedona or make your way to Flagstaff, Jerome, Page Springs, or beyond, they will customize a tour to meet the precise interests of your group. They also offer free hiking and 4x4 tours (you must provide vehicle or call Barlow Jeep Rentals at 928-282-8700). See Details
Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Regional Park Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Regional Park is a unique 101-acre park that features a perennial warm spring and pond that is home to an exceptionally rich mix of plants and animals. Stroll the network of accessible paved and gravel trails with interpretive signs that explain the geology and history of the warm spring and the natural and human history of the site or picnic in the shade of mature palm trees and native mesquite trees. See Details
RJ Dog Park at Pecos Park Named for a police dog that died in the line of duty, RJ Dog Park is a fantastic place for your dog to play off leash. This fully fenced dog park offers a total of 2 grassy acres divided into separately fenced areas for small and large dogs. There are also shaded areas and water fountains in both areas of the park. The park is ADA accessible. Heavy rainfall may result in temporary closure of the park to allow time for the turf to properly dry. Please call to find out about 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
Cosmo Dog Park Cosmo Dog Park has three sections: one area for small or timid dogs, one area with agility equipment, and one area with a pond and "beach" that dogs can enjoy. Water hoses are available for cleaning up your pup after her romp. Off-leash areas (active, beach, and timid) are closed for maintenance every Tuesday from 5:30 am-12:00 pm. See Details
Catalina State Park Catalina State Park sits at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. 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. Park entrance fees start at $7 per vehicle. See Details
Barkmaster Dog Park at Bushmaster Park Barkmaster Dog Park at Bushmaster Park is 1.5 acres of fenced in property. The off-leash park includes a separate area for small dogs. 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 400 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
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
Bearizona Fido is welcome to join you on your Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park adventure. During the drive-thru portion of the trip, your pup may accompany you in your car for your up close and personal wildlife viewing. Just keep all windows and doors closed completely during your drive. In the Fort Bearizona walk-thru area, dogs are permitted outside of vehicles in the parking lot and up to the fort wall. Dogs are not allowed near any animal exhibits. See Details
Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Trail Dogs are allowed on-leash on the beautiful hiking trails of this wildlife park, located approximately 20 miles north of Flagstaff. You may experience the presence of a wide variety of bird, insect and animal life on this unique trail. There are two trails located at this site. A short loop is paved to allow wheelchair access. A longer loop is 4 feet wide with native surface and is located on flat terrain-- it is an easy hike. Both trails provide an educational interpretive experience. See Details