Zion National Park – Dog Friendly Trail

Zion National Park’s Dog-Friendly Trail

Most National Parks are not dog-friendly and for good reason. It’s important to remember that when traveling with dogs it will be a different type of trip. We always research and get creative knowing that the trip won’t be as flexible but traveling with our dog is worth it! Learn more about our experience at the stunning dog-friendly, Pa’rus trail, at Zion National Park below.

Zion National Park offers one hiking trail that is dog-friendly (dogs must be kept on a leash). It is an easy, flat, trail that follows the Virgin River in the lower Zion canyon and is surrounded by beautiful views. The Pa’rus Trail is a 3.5 mile out and back trail. It’s very popular so it can get crowded. To try and beat the crowds, go in the morning, and beat the heat for your dog too.

*Make sure to bring plenty of water for you AND your dog. The dry heat can sneak up on you and it’s so important to stay hydrated.

Zion National Park dog friendly trail

Utah’s first National Park

Zion National Park is Utah’s first National Park. As you walk, the rocks, colors, and sky continuously change. Every step that I took, I wanted to take another picture to capture this grand landscape.

Zion National Park

Tips while traveling with your dog in the National Parks

She was so happy that we found some shade!

A few other tips while traveling with dog to recreating responsibly:

  • Bag your pet’s waste (we always pack extra poop bags in our backpack!)
  • Always keep your pet on a leash – always
  • Stay away from the wildlife – keep a good boundary
  • Know where you can go before you go – it will save you and your pet a lot of stress
Pa'rus Trail Zion National Park

We were fortunate on our way out to see the bighorn sheep. How cute is that baby?!

Bighorn sheep Zion National Park

Happy traveling!

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