National Park

Canyonlands Dog Policy

Canyonlands National Park is Not Dog Friendly

Dogs Not Allowed
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []

This landscape was eroded into a maze of canyons, buttes, and mesas by the combined efforts of the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries, which divide the park into three districts. The park also contains rock pinnacles and arches, as well as artifacts from Ancient Pueblo peoples.[1]

Canyonlands National Park is not very dog friendly, depending on what you're looking to do there. While dogs are allowed at front-country campgrounds, and along front-country roads, they're not allowed on any trails, in the backcountry, or in buildings. Dogs are also not even allowed at overlooks.

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Pet Policy Details
527 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed any any trails or in the backcountry.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in established front-country campgrounds and picnic areas while on a 6' leash.

Campground Dogs Allowed? # Dog Friendly Sites Equipment
Canyonlands National Park Needles District Campground Yes 14 Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer Reservations/Info
Canyonlands National Park Needles District Group Campsites Yes 3 Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle Reservations/Info
Island In The Sky (Willow Flat) Campground Yes Info
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Road Policy

Dogs are allowed on established front-country roads and parking lots. Dogs are not allowed at overlooks.

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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