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Zion National Park Dog & Pet Policy

(435) 772-3256

For pet owners, bringing your pet to a national park can be a planning challenge.

    * Rules prohibiting pets on trails are in place for your pet's protection. Zion National Park is home to insects, poisonous plants and wild animals.

    * Negative interactions with other pets, park wildlife, and visitors are a major concern for park managers.

    * The harsh summer heat found in Zion National Park can be life-threatening for your pet. Never leave your pet in a closed vehicle!

    * Pets must be under physical control on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. They are not allowed on the shuttle, in the backcountry, on trails, or in public buildings.

    * Service Animals are allowed on all of Zion's trails and shuttle and must be clearly identified as such.

    * All pets are allowed on the Pa'rus Trail, located near the Zion Canyon Visitor Center, but must be leashed.

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.

One Kennel is located nearby, in Rockville approximately three miles south of the park's south entrance known as the Doggy Dude Ranch. They may be reached at 435-772-3105.

Other Kennel Services in the area are located in St. George UT (55 miles west), Cedar City UT (60 miles northwest) and Kanab UT (55 miles east).

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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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