Planning a Pet Friendly Getaway | Cedar City, Utah

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17 Mar 2021

Planning a Pet Friendly Getaway | Cedar City, Utah

Adventure is always better with your best friend by your side! And of course, this includes our favorite furry friends  🐾  In Cedar City and the surrounding attractions, there’s no shortage of wonders to discover with your favorite pup by your side!


Browse the list we’ve compiled below to find pet-friendly lodging, dining, trails, and attractions for your next visit!

(We recommend considering a summer/fall visit to get the most out of our vacation with your favorite pup.) 






Where to Play


With so many wonders waiting to be discovered, there’s more than enough adventure to go around in Cedar City. Public lands, campgrounds, historic sites, and outdoor recreation areas, are all pretty pet-friendly! Of course, while out and about remember to recreate responsibly.


To narrow down your adventure bucket list check out 3 of our favorite spots to explore ↓




Thunderbird Gardens Recreation Area


How often is it that you can discover a playground of red rock wonder literally minutes from the city? Thunderbird Gardens is a unique spot in Cedar City that is literally still within the city limits! With a full 18-hole disc golf course, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, and plenty of room to roam, Thunderbird is a great afternoon destination. The trails here are pet-friendly, and the dogs will love running around and clambering throughout the beautiful landscaping.


Getting There: Once on Main Street in Cedar City, UT continue until you reach 900 North Main Street. Here you’ll make a right. Once there you’ll follow the dirt road around the golf course and back through the gorgeous red hills. There will be a designated parking area with restrooms and trailhead signs to let you know that you’ve arrived.



Local Instagram pup @thehappiestfloof in Thunderbird Gardens




The Bristlecone Pine Trail

Short but beautiful, this hike is a great way to start your morning, or an easy hike to fit into your afternoon! The Bristlecone Pine Trail is 1 mile out and back over some easy terrain, making it a perfect fit for the entire family. And of course, this trail is pet-friendly! The trail winds through stands of pines, ending in an observation deck with a close-up view of some ancient Bristlecone Pines and an incredible view of the surrounding valley and Zion National Park in the distance.


Getting There: From Cedar City, take Highway 14 (Cedar Canyon) and you will find the trailhead and parking area for the Bristlecone Pine Trail near mile marker 17.
*The trailhead is after the Zion Overlook, but before the turn off for Cedar Breaks National Monument* 



Local pup Stan the Man enjoying a walk on the Bristlecone Pine Trail.




Three Peaks Recreation Area


The rolling hills and volcanic rock formations of the Three Peaks Recreation Area provide a fantastic location for outdoor recreation! There’s plenty of room to run, jump, and crawl over the rolling formations and there are two 18-hole disc golf courses to enjoy too! With over  27 miles of mountain bike trails don’t forget to bring a bike and your favorite pup can follow along on the more leisurely trails in the area.


Getting There: Three Peaks is 10 miles west of Cedar City. Head north on Cedar City Main Street to Midvalley Rd, turn left (west), stay on Midvalley all the way to Three Peaks.



Local adventure pup @life.of.nya living her best life at Three Peaks Recreation Area



Find more pet-friendly trails in the area by clicking here.




Where to Eat




Centro Woodfired Pizzeria

50 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT



The French Spot

5 North Main Street, Cedar City, UT



The Grind Coffeehouse Cafe 

19 North Main Street, Cedar City, UT



Pizanos Pizzeria 

259 Village Way, Brian Head, UT



Martin’s Corner Deli

815 Movie Ranch Road, Duck Creek Village, UT




Where to Stay


First up, lodging! Planning the rest of the trip is always a little less stressful when you have a place to stay lined up and ready to go!

Browse the list of pet-friendly lodgers in and around Cedar City below, or click here to browse all options available.







While out and about remember to Love Local by masking up, practicing social distancing, and staying home if you aren’t feeling well.  #LoveLocalCC