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 Dead Horse Point State Park
Dead Horse Point State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at the pet-friendly Dead Horse Point State Park in Moab, UT. As soon as you step into this park, you'll feel like you've set foot on another planet. Sprawling as far as the eye can see over 5,362 acres of high desert at an altitude of 5,900 feet, you have to visit this park to believe it's actually real. Millions of years of erosion have left the park with stunning valleys and rigid mountains of all shapes and sizes jutting out high into the sky above the Colorado River below. You are welcome to bring Fido with you on the trails that weave around the amazing terrain, as long as they are on a leash and you pick up any mess that they leave behind. See Details
Pet Friendly Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park Leashed dogs are welcome to explore Bryce Canyon National Park in Bryce Canyon, UT. Bryce Canyon features the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. Pets are allowed to access views of these unusually-shaped pillars of rock from all paved surfaces. They can explore campgrounds, paved roads, paved viewpoints, the paved trail between Sunset Point and Sunrise Point, and the paved Shared Use Path between the park entrance and Inspiration Point. They are not allowed on unpaved trails or unpaved viewpoints, and cannot enter buildings or transportation, even if carried. Leashes may not be longer than six feet. See Details
Dreamland Safari Tours Dreamland Safari Tours is a pet-friendly outdoor adventure company in Kanab, UT, specializing in guided tours of Southern Utah. Offering thirty different day tours, multi-day tours, and custom tour options, they have something to offer anyone looking for unforgettable outdoor adventures. Open year-round, bring Fido to check out the 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. Please note that dogs are not allowed on Toroweap tours. See Details
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, located in Kanab, UT, builds community programs and partnerships across the nation to help end the killing in animal shelters. Their mission is to bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets. Visitors and their pups can take free tours and/or volunteer their time at the sanctuary. Spend a few hours or a few days! Dog friendly lodging is also available onsite at Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile See Details
Corona Arch Corona Arch is a dog-friendly hiking spot in Moab, UT that leads to views of a large sandstone arch at the trail's end, reminiscent of the much larger landmark in the area, the Rainbow Bridge. You and Fido can take on one of the trails that begin at Corona Arch Trailhead. This region is known for their arches, and Corona doesn't disappoint. See Details
Dog Park at Cottonwood Park Bring Fido to the dog park at Cottonwood Park in Salt Lake City, UT! The area is located on the west side of the park and is fully fenced and grass covered. Amenities include shady trees, double gated entrance, picnic tables, water access, and waste stations. Be sure to keep your pup leashed when exiting the designated dog area. See Details
Grandstaff Canyon Trail Grandstaff Canyon Trail in Moab, UT is pet friendly. Cut into the Navajo Sandstone by a small, perennial stream that begins about six miles from the southern shore of the Colorado River, this canyon trail winds along the stream through an oasis of cottonwood and willow trees, cut off from the desert above by towering sandstone cliffs. Morning Glory Natural Bridge spans the head of one of Grandstaff Canyon’s side canyons at the end of the trail. Leashed dogs are welcome on two-mile long trail to Morning Glory Bridge. See Details
Moab Rafting and Canoe Company Dogs are welcome on Day and Multi-Day Canoeing River Trips on the Green River or San Jan River from Moab Rafting and Canoe Company in Moab, UT. Discover the natural beauty of the area on this pet-friendly tour. Advance reservations are required and limited. They require at least 24 hours notice and fill up quickly. See Details
Toadstool Hoodoos Located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Toadstool Hoodoos in Kanab, UT are dog friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you hike past the mushroom-shaped rock formations on The Toadstools Trailhead, up to views of the Paria River Valley and even more toadstools. The trail is open year-round and is free to the public. For information on parking and the best seasons to enjoy the Toadstool Hoodoos, visit its website. See Details
Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument The last place in the continental United States to be mapped, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Kanab, UT is dog friendly! Leashed pets are welcome to explore the series of monoliths, slot canyons, natural bridges, arches, cliffs, and terraces that make up the area. Remember to clean up after your dog. See Details
Epic Adventure Rides Epic Adventure Rides is a pet-friendly tour company based in Big Water, Utah. Located 15 miles north of Page, AZ, they service the Grand Circle and Lake Powell area on the border of Utah and Arizona. Their tours are given in side-by-side UTV's that seat up to five people. Previous tour guests have held their little dogs on their laps and on the back seats which fold down for larger dogs to ride. Dogs can cool down with some ice cold water. The tour guides dog loves going out and guests love bringing their dogs, too. The tours are private and require a reservation; this ensures pets won't be mixed in with other people and creates an intimate adventure and great memories. Contact them directly for tour times. See Details
Willow Creek Dog Pond Willow Creek Dog Pond is a fully-fenced area in Park City, UT. Fido is sure to enjoy the off-leash park and adjacent 1-acre swimming pond with dock. The grassy enclosed park has shaded benches for humans and agility equipment for energetic pups. See Details
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Explore the beauty of red dunes, blown by the wind into ever-changing shapes at dog-friendly Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Kanab, UT. Fido must be leashed while you explore this beautiful natural area, and please clean up after him. Sand heats up quickly, so make sure your pooch's feet are protected, too. The park is open sunrise to sunset. See Details
Dog Town Park Dog Town Park in Washington, UT, is a beautiful off-leash dog park that has separate areas for large and small (up to 25 lbs) dogs, and a water feature for pups to clay in and cool off. Other amenities include a water hose, restrooms, pavilion, park benches, and picnic sites. See Details
Heughs Canyon Trail Heughs Canyon Trail on Canyon Winds Lane in Holladay, UT is dog-friendly. Located in the small city of Holladay, Utah, this beautiful trail leads to stunning views across the valley from the base of Mount Olympus. Along the way, you can stop off at a waterfall after traversing a steep creekside trail through rugged rock formations. The trail is rated moderate and is just over three miles out-and-back. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. Parking for the trail is signposted on Wasatch Boulevard, just before East Canyon Cove Drive. See Details
Red Fleet Dinosaur Trackway Trailhead Red Fleet Dinosaur Trackway Trailhead is a dog-friendly trail in Vernal, UT. The trailhead is located on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) property, which means you'll be in a remote area. Bring plenty of water for yourself and Fido as well as appropriate safety gear. The trail leads south to Red Fleet State Park where you can view dinosaur tracks in the rock surfaces. The park asks that you do not disturb these ancient wonders. See Details
Tanner Park Salt Lake City, UT's Tanner Park is great place for Fido to get some exercise outdoors! The pet-friendly 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 as easy. See Details
Memory Grove Off Leash Area at Freedom Trail Your pet will have a blast playing off-leash at the Freedom Trail off leash area, just north of Memory Grove Park in Salt Lake City, UT. Be mindful that the area is not fenced. Bring water and waste bags. See Details
Parley's Nature Reserve Parley's Nature Reserve is a great place to go with your dog in Salt Lake City, UT! A river runs the entire length of the reserve and it's pet-friendly in 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
West Jordan Dog Park West Jordan, UT, is home to the 4.5-acre West Jordan Dog Park, where Fido and his furry companions can play, exercise and socialize off-leash. This recreation area is adjacent to the West Jordan Animal Shelter and Ron Wood Park. Separated into three spaces, the fully fenced park features one area for small dogs and two for larger dogs. Water spigots, waste bags and benches are also available. See Details
Tibble Fork Reservoir The dog-friendly Tibble Fork and Silver Lake Flat Reservoirs in Provo, UT, are beautiful fresh water lakes located up American Fork Canyon. These popular outdoor recreation areas offer a wide variety of activities and trails perfect for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, ATV’s and horseback riding. See Details
Arches National Park Located north of Moab in Utah, Arches National Park is famous for being home to more than 200 stunning rock arches and other interesting rock formations. Leashed dogs are welcome, but activities with pets are limited. Dogs are allowed on all park roads, in parking areas, picnic areas and Devils Garden Campground. Unfortunately, dogs aren't welcome at any overlooks, on trails or the visitor center. See Details
The Wave A trip to the Wave-Coyote Buttes is an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventure you can share with Fido in Kanab, UT. You can only hike at The Wave if you have a permit, and only 20 people per day receive permits. Due to the popularity of permit requests, a lottery system as been instituted. 10 permits are issued 4 months in advance via the online lottery and 10 permits are issued at the walk-in lottery for next-day use. Permits are also required for any dog accompanying you, although canine permits do not count toward the 20 permits per day limit. To register for the online permit lottery, visit the website. See Details
Sand Hollow State Park Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, UT is pet friendly. The water is perfect temperature for a dip during summer. The beach is pet-friendly throughout and there are trails to explore with your pooch, too. The park is open daily. See Details