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Bryce Canyon National Park Dog & Pet Policy

(435) 834-5322

Pets are wonderful animals that give comfort and companionship. However, a national park is not the best place for them. They may chase, scare or transmit diseases to wild animals. Many pets leave behind a "predator" scent that disturbs wild animals that can linger in the area for long periods of time and can disrupt or alter the behavior of the native animals this park has been set aside to protect.

If you choose to bring a pet to the park, please observe the following regulations:

    * Pets are only permitted in campgrounds, parking lots, and paved roads.

    * Pets are not permitted on unpaved trails, at viewpoints, in public buildings or on public transportation vehicles. These regulations also apply to pets that are carried.

    * Pets must be on a leash at all times; the leash must be no longer than 6 feet.

    * Leaving a pet unattended and tied to an object is prohibited.

    * Pets may not make unreasonable noise.

    * Pet owners are required to pick-up after their pets. (excrement and other solid waste)

Pet owners not adhering to regulations may be cited (minimum fine is $75). 36 CFR 2.15 provides more details concerning pets within National Park Service areas.

The following information is provided as a service and does not imply that we support or recommend these facilities.

Two Kennels are located nearby, one in Panguitch approximately 30 miles west and one in the Town of Tropic 12 miles east of Bryce Canyon Entrance. Contact information for PawzDogz is 435-691-3696 and Canyon Park Animal Retreat is 435-679-8548.

Other Kennel Services in the area are located in Richfield UT (100 miles north), Cedar City UT (85 miles west) and Kanab UT (74 miles south).

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Disclaimer: This information is provided as a courtesy only. The governing agency may have updated policies not reflected by information provided here. We recommend you verify current pet policies with the relevant governing agency prior to your visit. strives to ensure correct information is provided. Please notify us at if you have updated information.

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