Canyonlands National Park is Utah's largest park. This massive park is opened year round and provides many exciting outdoor adventure opportunities even if you are traveling with your dog. Although the entire park is not open to dogs, a vast portion of the area is available to four-legged canines. With a bit of ingenuity and planning, you and your best buddy can have a fun outdoor adventure together. However, remember that the temperatures at Canyonland are extreme. In the summer months, it can be sweltering and in the winter very cold, so always prepare according to whatever season you and Fido will be visiting the area.
Many pet owners feel discouraged when they visit Canyonlands National Park because dogs are not allowed at the scenic overlooks, on real hiking trails, in the backcountry, or along any of the rivers. You cannot even drive onto the backcountry roads if your dog is in the car with you. However, these laws and restrictions have been put into place to protect your dog, the ecosystem, and the wildlife that live within the park. Despite the many limitations, there are still plenty of things that you can enjoy with your dog at the campgrounds and in areas that surround the park. Remember that your pooch loves being beside you so the trip will be a happy adventure for your canine even if the range of discovery is a bit limited.