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 Bryce Canyon National Park
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.
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Pet Friendly Grandstaff Canyon Trail
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
Corona Arch Corona Arch is a dog-friendly hiking spot in Moab 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Antelope Island State Park Antelope Island State Park is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch along to explore multiple hiking trails that vary in difficulty and terrain. Keep your eyes peeled for the herd of wild bison on the island while you make your way around the trails. While you're there, admire the views of Great Salt Lake and stunning surrounding mountain views. Dog owners must clean up any mess that is left behind. Entrance into the park is $15 per vehicle. The park is open every day of the week from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Jordan River Parkway Leashed dogs are welcome on the Jordan River Parkway and poop bag stations are on the trail. Jordan River Parkway is 45 miles long and goes through three different counties. The portion that is in Salt Lake City is dog-friendly. See Details
Red Canyon Visitor Center Red Canyon Visitor Center is pet-friendly. Located close to Bryce Canyon National Park, the park is home to beautiful scenery and it's a great place to take dogs. Full of trails that lead to stunning views, this one is a great alternative to the more well known Bryce Canyon. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. Red Canyon Visitor Center is open Monday through Wednesday from 9am to 5pm and Thursday through Sunday from 9am to 6pm. 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
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
Ken's Lake Ken's Lake is pet-friendly. You can bring your dog to play in the water off-leash. Enjoy more than three miles of pet-friendly trails with your leashed pup and then cool off in the water of the lake. The rocky scenery is beautiful and well worth visiting for a day. There's a campsite located here, too. Make sure your pooch is under voice control. See Details
Red Cliffs National Conservation Area Red Cliffs National Conservation Area is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the 130 miles of non-motorized trails that wind around 45,000 acres of public land. While you're exploring with your pooch, you'll discover views of Pine Valley Mountains and Dixie National Forest, plus access to the communities of Ivins, Santa Clara, St. George, Washington, and Leeds in the surrounding area. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind to preserve the cleanliness of the park. See Details
Round Valley Ski Trails Round Valley Ski Trails are pet-friendly. Located in Quinn's Junction, this 25-kilometer trail network offers rolling hills and steep ascents. These free trails are multi-use and dog-friendly. See Details
Zion National Park Leashed dogs are allowed in certain areas of Zion National Park in Springdale, UT. 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
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
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
Paria Canyon Wilderness Take Fido on a hike amidst the unforgettable beauty at Paria Canyon Wilderness, part of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, in Kanab, UT. Although much of the Vermilion Cliffs area is open to dog-friendly 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, and permits must be obtained in advance. Online permit applications open 4 months prior to hiking dates. 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. Dogs must be kept under control at all times and be leashed within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Dog waste and dog waste bags must be packed out. See Details
Cedar Breaks National Monument Cedar Breaks National Monument is pet-friendly. Pets must be on a leash under six feet during their visit to the area. Pets are allowed on the sunset and campground trails. These trails run between the Information Center and end at either the campground or Sunset Overlook. Dogs are not allowed on the Spectra/Ramparts Trail, the Alpine Pond Trail or inside the Visitor Center. Pets are allowed on all paved areas, which includes the overlooks located throughout the Monument. Cedar Breaks National Monument is open every day of the week 9am until 6pm. See Details