Whether you’re seeking world-famous landmarks or something more off the beaten path, here’s what you need to know to enjoy your hike and stay safe in the desert.
The Moab area contains a large number of pet-friendly hiking trails on the public lands surrounding our national parks. (Pets are not allowed on trails within our national parks.) From cool stream-side hikes to spectacular sandstone arches, the Moab area outside of the parks is full of exciting day hikes suitable for the entire family.
Pets are allowed on all of the hikes listed below. Please note that Grand County “Animal Care and Control” code does apply: “(1) All dogs must be kept under restraint, and (2) No owner shall fail to exercise proper care and control of his or her animals to prevent them from becoming a public nuisance. In the backcountry a leash is recommended and dogs do need to be under verbal restraint and not chase or harass wildlife.” Please be aware that desert terrain is very hard on dogs’ paws and owners should carry plenty of water for their dog as well as themselves. Pack out all waste and do not leave bags of waste on trails or at trailheads.