Adventure is always better with your best friend by your side.

In Cedar City and the surrounding attractions, there’s no shortage of wonders to discover and many are welcome to furry visitors too. Discover everything you need to plan a pet-friendly adventure in southern Utah using the information provided below.

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5 places that we recommend for pet-friendly adventure in Cedar City

Three Peaks Recreation Area

Play a round of disc golf, hike, or just explore the rolling hills and unique terrain.

Historic Downtown Cedar City

Find vibrant murals and cute local shops - shaded pet-friendly dining options

Frontier Homestead State Park

Visit the historic homestead and museum - leashed pets welcome

Dixie National Forest

Visit Navajo Lake, hike or bike dozens of trails, or just explore

Cedar City Trail System

A paved network of trails that wind through the city and canyon scnery

Thunderbird Gardens Recreation Area

Play a round of disc golf, hike, or just explore the red rock scenery.

*Please remember that the safest option for you and your pet while exploring is the keep them leashed*

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Hiking on the pet-friendly Pa'rus Trail in Zion National Park, UT | PC Wyatt Larsen

Pets & The National Parks: What to Know

Our nearby national parks have some options available for pet-friendly exploration within the parks. While visiting please be sure to follow B.A.R.K principles and respect the restrictions set by the National Park Service regarding pet-friendly trails and areas.

Zion National Park: The only trail that allows pets is the Pa’rus Trail, which begins at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center.

Bryce Canyon National Park: Pets are only allowed on paved surfaces, including park roads and campgrounds, the Shared-use Path, paved viewpoints, and the ½ mile (0.8 km) section of Rim Trail between Sunset and Sunrise Points.

Cedar Breaks National Monument: Pets are welcome on paved areas of Cedar Breaks including parking lots and paved overlooks, as well as the Sunset Trail.

Kolob Canyons, North Zion National Park: While they are welcome to ride in the vehicle with you for the scenic drive, pets are NOT permitted on any trails in Kolob Canyons.

Small black dog in a vibrant harness sits in front of Centro Woodfired Pizza in downtown Cedar City.
Dining in Historic Downtown Cedar City | PC Wyatt Larsen

Where to Stay

Pet-Friendly Lodging

Browse the lodging options included on our lodging page, and keep an eye out for the Pet-Friendly indicator listed under amenities.

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