Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Utah

If your dog likes to ruff it, bring Fido hiking in Utah. Our dog friendly hiking section includes everything from easy one-hour walks to fantastic overnight trips in Utah that won’t be soon forgotten. Seriously, go take a hike!

Pet Friendly Dimple Dell Nature Park
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
Pet Friendly Millcreek Canyon
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
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
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
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
The Wave A trip to the Wave-Coyote Buttes is an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventure you can share with Fido. 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
Porter Rockwell Trail The Porter Rockwell Trail (Sandy Rail Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Sandy! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Porter Rockwell Trail (Sandy Rail Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Bryce Canyon National Park Leashed dogs are welcome to explore Bryce Canyon National Park. 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. Bryce Canyon National Park is open twenty-four hours a day throughout the year; however, this does not apply to its visitors center, so dog owners should check its website for hours and temporary closure information before planning their trip. See Details
Grandstaff Canyon Trail 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
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Explore the beauty of red dunes, blown by the wind into ever-changing shapes. Just keep your pup on a leash while you explore this beautiful natural area and 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
Zion National Park Leashed dogs are allowed in certain areas of Zion National Park. Dogs are allowed on the Pa'rus Trail, on public roads and parking areas, in developed campgrounds, picnic areas, and on the grounds of Zion Lodge. All other trails, wilderness areas, shuttle buses, and public buildings are closed to pets. Properly-restrained pets may be left unattended in developed campgrounds only when environmental conditions are safe for the animal, and the animal is quiet. Dog owners must clean up after their pets and dispose of waste in trash receptacles. Zion National Park is open all day, year-round. Entrance fees vary. See Details
Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Park City! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park "The Rail Trail". Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Arches National Park Arches National Park is pet-friendly. Located north of Moab in Utah, this 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
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest With plentiful trails and an abundance of scenic byways, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest offers ample ways to enjoy a day in the great outdoors. Dogs must always be on a leash in all campgrounds, picnic areas, and trailheads. On odd-numbered days only, dogs are permitted off leash in Mill Creek Canyond. Dogs are not permitted in swimming areas or in Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon, City Creek Canyon, Emigration Canyon, Parley's Canyon (north & east of Mountain Dell Reservoir), Little and Big Willow Creek, and South Fork of Dry Creek. Please always clean up after your pets. See Details
Adams Canyon Trail This trail is popular due to its accessibility and the scenic beauty of the beautiful 40 foot waterfall at the end of the trail. In the first half mile you will climb over 500 feet. After you cross the shoreline trail you will drop some to the creek level then you will rise about 800 additional feet over the next .8 miles. The trail follows the North Fork of Holms creek through shady scrub oak and majestic white pine. The largest evergreen tree I have seen in Utah I found long this trail. You will cross the creek twice once on a sad old bridge that badly needs replacing and at the end by stepping on the rocks. The water fall at the end is spectacular, take some time to stand in the spray and cool off before heading back down the trail. DIRECTIONS: head take hwy 89 north to Layton, turn right on East 1200 North road then immediately turn right on Eastside road. Near the end of eastside road you will see a dirt parking area. This is the trail head parking. See Details
Dry Canyon Devere and Velda Harris Park and Nature Preserve, otherwise known as Dry Canyon, gives dogs the chance to explore off-leash in the designated area of this nature preserve. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Provo River Parkway The Provo River Parkway is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Orem! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Provo River Parkway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Toadstool Hoodoos Located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Toadstool Hoodoos 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
Trailside Park Leashed pets are welcome at this 63-acre park, or off-leash in the small, fenced, on-site dog park. Dogs are not allowed in the skills park or bike park. See Details
Corona Arch Corona Arch is a dog-friendly hiking spot 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
Jordanelle State Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at Jordanelle State Park where you will find excellent camping, fishing, hiking, boating, and picnicking opportunities. See Details
Little Mountain Rail Trail The Little Mountain Rail Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Ogden! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Little Mountain Rail Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
The Kanab Trails System The trails system surrounding Kanab has a number of diverse, beautiful, scenic and totally dog friendly trails. A little rock climbing, fields, wildflowers and fascinating landforms make this area a real treasure for anyone who likes an enjoyable healthy romp with their dog. Exertion; easy to moderate. See Details
Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument The last place in the continental United States to be mapped, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 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. See Details