National Park

Zion Dog Policy

Zion National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Limited
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []

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.[1]

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.

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Pet Policy Details
230 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

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.

Campground Policy

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
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Road Policy

Dogs area allowed along developed roads and parking lots while they're on leashes of up to 6'.

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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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