Dog Friendly Activities in Utah

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Utah, 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 Tanner Park
Tanner Park Tanner Park is not an official dog park, but leashed dogs are allowed on the park's many trails (and you do see pups off-leash as well). The park goes down in a gully, and at the bottom there is a bridge where many folks let their dogs off leash to play in the creek. The current is strong, so please use caution. This is not your typical fenced in dog park. It is like hiking in the wilderness. There are no bathrooms or watering areas so be sure to bring your own. There are a number of bag and waste stations. Please be aware that the hike back up and out is not easy if you are not in good shape. The road is dirt & rock. See Details
Pet Friendly Sip, Snack, Stroll Salt Lake City
Sip, Snack, Stroll Salt Lake City 'Sip, Snack, Stroll Salt Lake City' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kate. This experience welcomes dogs depending on the time of year, so be sure to contact the host prior to booking if you want to bring Fido along. Also, be prepared for someone in your party to wait outside any venues that may not allow dogs inside. This walking tour explores downtown Salt Lake where your guide will show you the best coffee shops, cafes and hotspots. Visit famous sites including Temple Square, Gallivan Plaza, Library Square and more. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $35 per person. See Details
Memory Grove Off Leash Area at Freedom Trail Your pet will have a blast playing off-leash in the designated area of this Salt Lake park, and might take a dip in the creek, though the lake is off-limits for pooches. Not fenced. See Details
Parley's Nature Reserve Parley's Nature Reserve is a great place to go with your dog! A river runs the entire length of the reserve and is available for dogs to get in at various locations. At the end of the dirt road, there is a large swimming hole. Dogs and kids enjoy cooling off here during the hot summer months. Dogs are allowed off-leash in designated areas only. See Details
Experience Metalsmithing 'Experience Metalsmithing' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Brittany. Your well-behaved pooch is welcome sit alongside you at this hands-on workshop where you will learn how to make a custom piece of jewelry. Your host will teach how how to use special tools to create a bezel set piece with sterling silver and a cabochon. All materials are provided, just be sure to remember glasses if needed and tie long hair back. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 8 and up. Children ages 8-12 are welcome with adult supervision. Rates start at $95 per person. See Details
Willow Creek Dog Pond Though a bit of a drive, the 1-acre summer swimming pond for dogs at this off-leash park is worth the trip. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
South Ogden Dog Park at Club Heights South Ogden Dog Park has 2 acres of off leash space for dogs to play. Area is fenced, and there are restrooms in the concession stand across the Club Heights Sports park. A playground for kids is in the same area. See Details
Dimple Dell Nature Park Dimple Dell is a natural ravine that runs from Sandy, Utah and heads almost due east up into the mountains. There are numerous hiking, biking and horseback riding trails that crisscross the ravine. In early spring and into early summer there is a river that runs at the bottom. The water can run very fast and be extremely cold. You must keep your dogs leashed at all times, but many locals disregard this ordinance and pay hefty fines when they get caught. The trails are not difficult once you have descended into (and out of) the ravine. The trails are well maintained and there is quite a bit of natural wildlife. You must bring in your own waste bags and carry them out as well. Lots of shade in summer. See Details
Herman Franks Park This is off-leash dog park is very popular during the warmer months. Located between 700 East and 800 East. See Details
Lindsey Gardens Dog Park Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash in this designated area of Lindsey Gardens park. Be careful as the area is not fenced, and be sure to bring water. See Details
Dreamland Safari Tours Dreamland Safari Tours is a pet-friendly outdoor adventure company specializing in guided tours of Southern Utah. Offering thirty different day tours, multi-day tours, and custom tour options, Dreamland Safari Tours has something to offer anyone looking for unforgettable outdoor adventures. Open year-round, they offer tours of Paria Canyon Wilderness, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Slot Canyon and many more destinations. One dog or two dogs of any size that are familiar with each other are permitted per tour. However, all members of a tour must agree to dogs tagging along. Dogs are not allowed on Toroweap tours. See Details
Snow Shoe Under The Stars 'Snow Shoe Under The Stars' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Shawn. Learn how to snowshoe in the wild with an experienced host under the stars. Dogs are welcome if they are equipped with warm weather clothing and can stand longer duration outside in the cold. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 8 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $85 per person. See Details
Millcreek Canyon Millcreek Canyon is pet-friendly. The fee for parking at the canyon is $5 per day. Dogs are welcome, and are allowed to be off-leash during odd-numbered days. Don't forget to keep your pooch away from the watershed area while you're explore and clean up any mess that is left behind. Millcreek Canyon is open to the public every day of the week from 8am to 10pm. See Details
Sandy Dog Park Sandy Dog Park is one acre fenced-in park with trees, benches, a walking trail, and boulders to sit on. There is a fountain, but it is switched off in the winter. See Details
West Jordan Dog Park Adjacent to the West Jordan Animal Shelter and Ron Wood Park, 3-plus acre space is a fully enclosed park for dogs to play off-leash. The park is separated into three areas: one for small dogs and the other two for larger dogs. Water spigots, waste bags, and benches are also available. See Details
Saori Creative Weaving - Fiber Fun Without Rules 'Saori Creative Weaving - Fiber Fun Without Rules' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Karen. Fido is welcome to join you at this workshop where your host will demonstrate how to weave on a SAORI floor loom. Learn tricks to create your own design - there are no rules and no mistakes, and no experience is needed.The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 5 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. No experience needed. Rates start at $55 per person. See Details
Pa'rus Trail Although dogs are not permitted on many of the trails in Zion National Park, your pup is welcome to join you on the Pa'rus trail. This paved out-and-back trail is an easy 3.5 mile round-trip walk. Keep Fido on a leash and clean up after him. This trail is also popular with cyclists, so make sure to watch out for them. See Details
Canyonlands National Park Bring Fido to Canyonlands National Park! The Park offers limited activities for leashed dogs. Fido is allowed on Willow Flat and Squaw Flat campgrounds, on paved scenic drives, parking lots, and on the Potash/Shafer Canyon road between Moab and Island in the Sky. Dogs are not allowed on overlooks, on any hiking trails, on the rivers, or in the backcountry, including if your pet is in a vehicle on a backcountry road. Canyonlands National Park is open all day, year-round; although, some facilities may close during the winter season. Dog owners can check out Canyonlands' official website for information on entrance fees. See Details
JC Snow Dog Park Pets will thank you for the off-leash exercise they'll get at this fenced dog run in the northeast corner of the park. See Details
Paria Canyon Wilderness Take Fido on a hike amidst the unforgettable beauty at Paria Canyon Wilderness, part of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Although much of the Vermilion Cliffs area is open to hiking without a permit, if you plan on hiking in the Paria Canyon Permit Area (including Paria Canyon, Wire Pass and Buckskin Gulch), you must purchase a permit prior to your hike. Permits must be obtained in advance. Online permit applications open 4 months prior to hiking dates. For example, if you are hiking in May, you would submit your permit application in January. Permits are required for each person and each dog. There are no limits on the number of permits given out for day use for the Paria Canyon Wilderness. See Details
Roy City Dog Park Residents love this small, fenced dog park, and are working to raise funds for further improvements - but it still makes for a nice place to bring your pet for some off-leash exercise. See Details
Dayland Dog Park This fenced off leash park features separate areas for large and small dogs, open water, benches, and trails. See Details