Zion Dog Policy
Zion National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly
Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert, this park contains sandstone features such as mesas, rock towers, and canyons, including the Virgin River Narrows. The various sandstone formations and the forks of the Virgin River create a wilderness divided into four ecosystems: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest.
Zion National Park is a somewhat dog friendly national park. While dogs are only allowed on one trail, and not allowed on most trails, or in the back-country, they are allowed along developed roads and developed campgrounds. Bringing a dog to Zion means you won't be able to take advantage of everything the park has to offer, unless you have someone to watch your dog while you see all the sights. Also, Dogs cannot be left unattended -- it gets very hot at Zion.
Dogs are only allowed on one trail at Zion: the paved Pa’rus Trail, which begins across from the visitor center, and is 3.5 miles round-trip. Dogs are not allowed on any other trails or in wilderness areas.
Dogs are allowed in developed campgrounds while on a leash no longer than 6'. Here are the details on the campgrounds at Zion:
|Campground||Dogs Allowed?||# Dog Friendly Sites||Equipment|
|Lava Point Campground||Yes||6||Tent||Reservations/Info|
|South Campground||Yes||122||Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Watchman Campground||Yes||165||Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle||Reservations/Info|
|Campground details from Recreation.gov|
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Note: Policies can change -- please make sure to check official dog/pet policies prior to making plans or booking travel.
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