31 Dog Friendly Trails in Utah

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We have a confession to make. We don’t have a dog! In fact, two of our boys are afraid of dogs. But one of the most common questions we get about a hiking trail is if it is dog-friendly. So we decided to compile a list of dog-friendly trails in Utah. All of these hikes permit dogs, but remember most of them require dogs to be leashed.

One quick reminder about dogs on trails: we love good dog owners that keep their dogs on a leash and clean up after their dogs. But nothing is more frustrating than finding dog poop (or even dog poop in a bag) in the middle of the trail when you are hiking. Remember that everyone has to pack out their trash, and you are responsible for your dog’s poop!

Also, as a side note, Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood never allow dogs in their canyons due to watershed, so any hikes in those canyons are off limits for pets. Millcreek Canyon is the opposite. This canyon welcomes dogs all the time and on odd-numbered days they are allowed off leash.


Battle Creek Falls

Easy, 1.5 mile RT hike, Pleasant Grove

Horsetail Falls

Moderate, 5.0 mile RT hike, Alpine

Grotto Falls

Easy, 1/2 mile RT, Payson

Deuel Creek Waterfall

Moderate, 5.0 mile RT, Centerville

Gordon Creek Falls

Easy, 2.5 miles RT, Price

Stewart Falls

Moderate, 4.0 miles RT, Alpine Loop

Bridal Veil Falls

Easy, 2/3 mile, wheel friendly, Provo Canyon

Heugh’s Canyon

Moderate, 3.5 miles RT, Salt Lake City

Cascade Falls

Easy, 1.0 mile RT, Cedar City

Lower Calf Creek Falls

Moderate, 6.0 miles RT, Escalante

Adams Canyon Lower Falls

Easy, 1.0 miles RT, Layton

Hidden Haven

Easy, 2.5 miles, Cedar City

Scout Falls

Moderate, 3.0 miles RT, Alpine Loop

Cascade Springs

Easy, 1.0 mile RT, wheel friendly

Mirror Lake Highway

Any hike on the Mirror Lake Highway! Some of our favorites:

Mirror lake

Wasatch Front

Living Room

Moderate, 2.7 miles RT, Salt Lake City

Hike the BYU “Y”

Moderate, 2.2 miles RT, Provo

Ensign Peak

Easy, 1.0 mile RT, Salt Lake City

Big Springs Hollow

4.0 miles RT, Provo Canyon

Dripping Rock Trail

Easy, 2.0 miles RT, Spanish Fork

Escalante Cross

Moderate, 2.0 miles RT, Spanish Fork

Central & Southern Utah

Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon

Easy to Moderate, 5.0 miles RT, Green River

little wild horse canyon

Wildhorse Window Arch

Moderate, 2.0 miles RT, Green River

Willis Creek

Easy, 3.0 miles RT, Escalante

Moonshine Arch

Easy, 1.8 miles RT, Vernal

Dog Lake

Moderate, 5.5 miles RT, Millcreek Canyon

Corona Arch

Moderate, 3.0 miles RT, Moab

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