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 Pima Air & Space Museum
Pima Air & Space Museum Your dog will love the chance to join you on-leash in the remarkable Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, AZ. The museum features over 400 aircraft and spacecraft through six hangars to explore. 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
Pet Friendly Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery
Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery Oak Creek Vineyard & Winery is a dog-friendly winery in Cornville, AZ. They offers wine tastings for humans and a big bowl of water for Fido on the outdoor patio. Visitors can also enjoy cheese plates and almonds grown on the property. See Details
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
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum is a dog-friendly attraction in Tucson, AZ. Visitors are treated to view not only the art hung in the gallery, but the colorful grounds and sculptures surrounding the property. Leashed dogs are welcome and the staff readily hands out dog treats. Admission fees apply; see their website for current prices. See Details
Tumbleweed Park Leashed dogs can enjoy the pet-friendly Tumbleweed Park in Chandler, Arizona with their humans. The park is an expansive area with many different features and activities to choose from. Stroll through the 2,000 square foot butterfly garden, (created as a Girl Scout Gold Award project by a lifetime Chandler resident) featuring over forty different plant species. The garden is a Monarch way station, where Monarch butterflies come to breed and eat, and it has many informational signs throughout about the lifecycle of a butterfly. The human children can play on the 2.5 acre playground and picnic area, Playtopia, while the parents set up a picnic meal for the whole family to enjoy. 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
A Day in the West Jeep Tours Fido is welcome to join you on a scenic four-wheel-drive tour offered by A Day In The West Jeep Tours in Sedona, AZ. You and your pup can choose from a variety of dog-friendly, private, guided tours in and around the Coconino National Forest including the Mogollon Rim Tour which takes you to an elevation of 7,500 feet and provides incredible panoramic views of the Sedona landscape. Other popular tours include the backcountry Outlaw Jeep Tour, the beautiful sunset trip through the Dry Creek Basin on the Red Rock West Tour, and the rugged 4x4 trip through the western canyon backcountry on the Diamondback Tour. Tour times range from 90 minutes to three hours. See Details
Good Enough Mine Tour Bring Fido on a walking tour of the restored 1878 Good Enough Mine in Tombstone, AZ, that was discovered by town founder, Ed Schieffelin. You'll travel underground to see what silver mining was like in the late 1800s. Guided, dog-friendly tours last about 45 minutes. Admission charges apply. See Details
Cattail Cove State Park More than 2,000 dog-friendly acres of natural wonderland await you and your pup at Cattail Cove State Park in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Relax, hike, bird-watch, enjoy the dog park, or have a picnic at this beautiful park on Lake Havasu. Fido must be leashed at all times on the trails, but may be off-leash at the designated dog beach. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the developed beaches for human use. See Details
Little Horse Trail No. 61 Little Horse Trail is dog-friendly. Leashed pups are welcome to join you on this classic Sedona trail, where you'll both be surrounded by that familiar red rock that Arizona is famed for. This 3.4 mile out and back trail is for all levels of hiker and is handily located just down the road from the mystical epicenter of the area, Sedona. The views of the red and rocky landscape are worth the trip alone. Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required to park at the trailhead. See Details
Boyce Thompson Arboretum Boyce Thompson Arboretum is a dog-friendly arboretum and botanical garden located near Superior, AZ. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet, controlled, and picked up after. There are water bowls located throughout the gardens. The arboretum is open year round and there is a daily admission fee. See Details
Buckskin Mountain State Park Dogs are welcome at Buckskin Mountain State Park, a dog-friendly state park in Parker, AZ, which commands one of the finest views of the Colorado River along the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam. Mountains line the river on both the Arizona and California sides, and the wildlife is as varied as the recreational opportunities along the river. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are welcome on the campgrounds for no additional fee. See Details
Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks Located in downtown Page, AZ, Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks is a dog-friendly, family-owned, Stand Up Paddle and kayak shop, just minutes away from Lake Powell. Fido is welcome to join you on rentals and tours. Dog owners can check out Lake Powell Paddleboards' website for safety tips and information on how to take to the water with your dog. Cost varies by rental and tour and reservations are required. Hours vary by season so guests should check its website or call ahead before planning their outing. See Details
Fain Park Fain Park is pet-friendly. This beautiful area is covered in lush green grass to wander around with your pooch. There's also a small lake with a waterfall and an easy trail running along a creek that dogs can wade in. The park also contains a number of other trails that you can explore with a leashed dog. Fain Park is open every day of the week from 9am until 6pm. See Details
Dylan's Dog Park @ SARA Park Dylan's Dog Park at SARA Park is a dog-friendly recreation area for pups. This two-acre off-leash dog park has two fenced-in areas, one for small dogs under 25 lbs and one for larger dogs over this weight. Both areas have a grassy area, pool, walking paths, and a number of covered benches. The dog park is open from dawn until 11:00 PM every day. SARA Dog Park (Dylan's) is routinely closed Thursday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM for routine maintenance. See Details
West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead is a dog-friendly, well-maintained three mile trail in the Coconino National Forest. The trail goes through the Oak Creek canyon with many different plants for your pooch to see and sniff, and in several places the trail crosses a beautiful creek. Your dog must remain on leash at all times, and you may be subject to ticketing and fines if you do not comply. Please contact the USDA Forest Service for current rates and fees regarding use of the trail, as well as fire danger level. 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 in Glendale, AZ. 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
Smiling Dog Ranch Dog Park at George Mehl Family Foothills Park Smiling Dog Ranch Dog Park at George Mehl Family Foothills Park 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. There is no turf at this dog park. 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 explore. The best time of year to check these trails out is from October until March. See Details
Patagonia Lake State Park Patagonia Lake State Park is a dog-friendly state park in Nogales, AZ. You and your pup will find plenty of natural beauty. The park overlooks a 265-acre man-made lake for fishing. Your pup can hike along the creek trail with you, to see a variety of birds and wildlife. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted on the developed beaches. See Details
Hops on Birch Hops on Birch, located in Flagstaff, AZ, is a casual craft beer bar that serves up beverages in a variety that is sure to please any palate. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly tables while you enjoy an Irish Stout, a Kombucha Lavender, a Grapefruit Hard Cider, or even a Bourbon-Aged Dark Ale. Hops on Birch is open Sunday through Thursday from 12pm to 12:00am, and Friday through Saturday from 12pm to 2am. See Details
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Encompassing over 1.25 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Page, AZ is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to explore Glen Canyon and cool off in the lake. Dog owners must clean up after their pets. The Recreation Area is open 24 hours a day, year-round. Information on entrance fees for vehicles, motorcycles, individuals, and boats can be found on their official website. Dogs are NOT allowed in archaeological sites; on marinas, docks, walkways, and launch ramps (except when proceeding directly to or from a boat); along the San Juan River from Clay Hills Crossing upstream to the Glen Canyon NRA boundary; in the Orange Cliffs special permit area; on Rainbow Bridge NM (except for pets in vessels at the courtesy docks); on the Colorado River downstream from the dam to the boundary of the Grand Canyon NP; or in Coyote Gulch, within the boundaries of GCNRA. See Details
Montezuma Castle National Monument Montezuma Castle National Monument is pet-friendly. Due to the extreme temperatures during the summer months, dogs are welcome on the trails at both Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Do not leave a dog inside a vehicle. Even with the windows rolled down slightly, temperatures inside a locked car can climb to over 140 degrees. Make sure you sign up Fido to be a Bark Ranger while you are visiting!
Dogs must remain on a leash under six feet and under control at all times. To preserve the cleanliness of the area, all mess must be cleaned up after them. Montezuma Castle National Monument is open every day of the week from 8am until 5pm.
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Quartzsite Town Park Dog Park Quartzsite Town Park Dog Park in Arizona is pet-friendly. This park is split into two sections: One section for large dogs and another for small dogs. There's a nice lawn for dogs to run around on and a number of agility training objects dotted around too. Dogs can re-hydrate at the water station and owners can relax at the picnic tables. See Details