Hike With Your Dog

the site where you won't be able to wipe the wag off your dog's tail


National Parks With Hiking

Arches National Park
Dogs are not allowed on the trails or in the backcountry

Bryce Canyon National Park
Dogs are not allowed on the trails or in buildings

Canyonlands National Park
Dogs are not allowed on the trails or in the backcountry

Capitol Reef National Park
Dogs are not allowed on the trails or in the backcountry

Cedar Breaks National Monument
Dogs are allowed on paved paths to overlooks but not on trails in this park

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Natural Bridges National Monument
Dogs are allowed in the campground and on the paved trails
to the overlooks but not on the dirt trails to the bridges

Zion National Park
Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. Pets are not
allowed on the shuttle buses, in the backcountry, or in public buildings.
The only trail that pets may be walked on is the Pa'rus Trail, but be
courteous to walkers and bicycle riders. Pets are allowed in the campgrounds
and along roadways.

Links to National Forests With Hiking

Ashley National Forest
Dixie National Forest
Fishlake National Forest
Manti-La Sal National Forest
Uinta National Forest
Wasatch-Cache National Forest

State Parks With Hiking
Utah State Parks
Dogs are allowed in all Utah state parks, except the Rock Cliff Recreation Area at Jordanelle State Park.
Because most Utah reservoirs are watersheds, dogs are not allowed on beaches or in the water.

Antelope Island State Park 

Bear Lake State Park

Coral Pink Sand Dunes 
Dead Horse Point State Park 

Deer Creek State Park 

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Fremont Indian Museum State Park 

Goblin Valley State Park 

Goosenecks State Park 

Green River State Park

Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

Jordan River State Park 

Jordanelle State Park 

Kodachrome State Park 

Millsite State Park 

Scofield State Park 

Snow Canyon State Park 

Starvation State Park 

Steinaker State Park 

This Is The Place State Park 

Wasatch Mountain State Park 

Yuba State Park 



Share A Favorite Hike With Your Dog In Utah

Your Dog's Favorite Hikes In Utah

Submitted by Carol & Tramp
The Fisher Tower Trail east of Moab was made famous in old movie Westerns. The trail is three miles long but ends for most dogs after about two miles whne you have to climb a ladder over a rock. The trail dips in and around and under the massive towers and is alot of fun.

Submitted by Georgia and Jake
Jake toured the Bonneville Salt Flats - and the salt sticks to their feet...you need to clean it off so it won't burn...there are no signs there telling you this.

Submitted by Katie
Our yorkie-scottie mix is a little dog with big energy... she LOVES going out to Saltair (just north of Tooele on I-80), where dogs are allowed, seemingly off-leash, in the Great Salt Lake, on the beach, and in the old Saltair night club building (on-leash only inside). It's less busy than the Bonneville Salt Flats, and the beach is made from much softer and less salty sand.

Submitted by Virginia
Hi - here's a good trail just north of Salt Lake City: Adams Canyon Trail (Kaysville, Davis Co. Utah)
This seems like it's too far away, but it's only 30-35 min. from downtown SLC, which is about the same distance as the top of Mill Creek. The bonus: you can take your dog AND there's water after the first 15 min. of hiking ­ oh, and a great waterfall at the top with a pool at the bottom that your dog can splash around in! The round-trip hike, with a few dog-watering stops and a break at the top, takes about 2 ? hours. You could probably do it in 2 if you were really moving. . It's super-shady once you hit the creek, and even at high noon on a 100-degree day, it was pretty cool. There's still a ton of water there.
My friend and I were excited to find that once you cross the shoreline trail and head up the canyon, the trail follows a big creek all the way to the main waterfall. From the parking lot, take the sandy trail just north of the reservoir (there's only one option). The first 10-15 min. of hiking was very sandy, and although it was ok for the dogs when we started around 10:30, our return around 12:30 nearly burned their paws off either go earlier/later, bring enough water to cool your dog's paws, or if you have those little snow booties, they might help protect them from hot sand. The sand stops once the trail levels off for the first time.
After 10-15 min. you'll see the Shoreline trail branch off to the left (north) ­ don't follow this; stay straight/right to head up the canyon. You'll then get to a right-hand branch that crosses a small bridge ­ this is the first water spot for dogs, but don't cross the bridge ­ this will send you southbound on the Shoreline trail. Continue east into the canyon (follow the creek). In some places, the trail is a little hard to follow, but just look around for options if it looks like you've lost it. The waterfall is great ­ 100+ feet high, and it comes down into a shallow pool. There's a little bank where you can sit and have a snack, and cool off with the spray from the falls.
To get there:
Travel north from Salt Lake City on Highway 89 (you might have to get on and off the highway, but stay on 89 wherever you can) and, once you get to Kaysville/Fruitland area, take the first right past Oakhills Road (Layton City Water Tank), which is Eastside Road. Take an immediate right (south) on the frontage road. Keep a sharp eye out ­ the road signs on 89 are hard to see. Park at the end of pavement in a dirt parking lot at fenced off reservoir. Trail starts on north side of the reservoir. This trail has good access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

From Jake and Kristin
We loved going to Millcreek Canyon up to Dog Lake during the summer. There are two ways to get to the top: a slightly steeper and shorter version or a more mild longer version. The more mild version has water along the way and both versions are rewarded at the top with a huge lake for dogs to play! Have your sticks, lunches and mosquito repellent and remember Millcreek is OK for off-leash on odd days :)

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