Dog-Friendly Destinations in Utah
The Grand Staircase-Escalante is one of the most dog-friendly destinations in Utah. Four Legged pals are allowed on almost all trails and are even allowed off-leash in many areas. Soaking up the stunning sights on your own or with fellow humans is a wonderful experience, so many people want to bring their dogs along to enjoy the walks. Dogs can make wonderful hiking companions and getting to see them enjoy the novel sounds, smells, and sights is a joy.
Dog Friendly Grand Staircase Escalante National Park
However, in the same manner that you wouldn’t go hiking in formal wear, similar considerations need to be made for your pet. Do you have all of the tools and equipment available that your dog may need? Is your dog well trained enough to make a loyal hiking companion? The Grand Staircase-Escalante is known for hot summers and unpredictable weather year-round, so be sure that you’re ready with enough water for yourself and your animal. Make sure that you are ready to follow hiking etiquette rules such as cleaning up any waste from your animal. As always when hiking, you’ll want to be mindful of other visitors you may encounter on the trails. Make sure that you are aware of animal health and safety before hiking, especially in an area that gets as hot as the Grand Staircase.
First, you’ll want to be certain that your dog is healthy and fit enough to hike. Elderly animals or ones injured will not make good hiking buddies! If you’d like a way of remembering the rules of thumb for hiking with dogs, consult the National Parks’ B.A.R.K acronym. Bag your pet’s waste, Always leash your pet, Respect wildlife and Know where you can go. Making sure that you’re a respectful visitor is key to enjoying your time with your four legged friend at the Grand Staircase- Escalante.