Activities For Dogs In Utah On Nice Days

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Introduction

Utah is a nature lover's paradise 365-days-a-year, but in the summer months, the state comes alive with dog owners who are enjoying the great outdoors with their beloved pooches. There are boundless outdoor activities to do with your dog during the summer months in the Beehive state.  One critical thing to remember when planning any outdoor event with your dog on a beautiful day in the summer is to pack plenty of water for yourself and your canine companion. Most of Utah is a desert or mountainous state so you and your pup can both dehydrate very quickly on a warm day. 

Parley's Historic Nature Park

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Hot Day
Cheap
Normal
4 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Bottled water
Water bowl
Dog treats
Dog waste retrieval bags
Activity description
Parley's Historic Nature Park is different from other parks in the state of Utah because you can go hiking with your dog on trails where no leash is required. Your pooch is free to run and play to their heart's content. The trail is open from April to October. Located near Salt Lake City, it is a favorite destination of many pet owners, so make sure your pooch plays well with other canines. The trail system is a two-mile loop that is well-known for its abundance of wildflowers. There are a creek and numerous benches and picnic tables where you can rest and enjoy the scenery. 
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Begin your trek
Initially, you will need to leash up your pooch as you embark on the trail. However, if you watch closely along the trail you will eventually see areas where your pooch is free to run without a lead as long as the dog remains well behaved around other canines and humans. Your pup must have excellent recall skills if you are letting them off leash.
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Dip a toe
The creek runs along the trail for the entire expanse. However, your dog is only allowed to play in certain areas of the creek so watch the signs closely and when you reach an area where it is acceptable for your dog to dip a toe, splash, and cool off then you can let your pooch enjoy the refreshing creek.
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Keep going
Parley's Historic Nature Park is located right next to Tanner park where dogs are also welcome. There are additional trails to explore if you feel like continuing your outing. Just remember, dogs are permitted throughout Tanner park but they must remain on a leash at all times.
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Bryce Canyon National Park

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Hot Day
Moderate
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24 hrs
Items needed
6 foot long leash
Water and Bowl
Dog treats
Dog food
Activity description
Bryce Canyon National Park is a strikingly beautiful park. Nowhere else in the world are there more hoodoos (formations made by erosion in the rock) to observe. Unlike many other parks, dogs are allowed throughout Bryce Canyon National Park. You can take your canine companion on paved roads, paved viewpoints, and along the Shared Use Path located between the park's entrance and Inspiration Point. Canines are also allowed in the campgrounds. You cannot take your dog into any public buildings or on unpaved trails or unpaved viewpoints. Your pet must be on a 6-foot lead at all times while enjoying the park.
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6-foot leash
Your dog should be on a 6-foot leash the entire time you are exploring Bryce Park. You cannot transport your pooch in a doggy stroller or let them enjoy an expandable leash. The rules of the National Park are very stringent when it comes to how you can explore the park with a canine.
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Walking in the park
Only walk your dog in areas where pets are permitted. Always keep your dog close while exploring. Bryce Canyon National Park is a location brimming with wildlife so it is important to keep your dog silent and always maintain control of the animal so they do not try to chase the local wildlife.
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Camping adventure
If you and your pooch have enjoyed a wonderful few hours together at the park then you might want to consider camping overnight in this lovely location. Dogs are allowed in all of the campgrounds. You will need to keep your pooch from barking and always be respectful of other campers. You also cannot leave your dog tied up beside your RV or tent. Your dog must be under your control at all times while enjoying the park.
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Willow Creek Dog Pond

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Hot Day
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4 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Water and Bowl
Dog treats
Towels
Ball
Activity description
Even the nicest day in Utah tends to be hot, so it is a great time to enjoy a splash in the water with your pooch. At the Willow Creek Dog Pond in Park City dogs and their owners can enjoy a much-needed dip in the refreshing pond. The park spans 2.4 acres. It features lush, green grass, a soft surface trail on which to take a stroll, and an expansive dog-friendly pond. If your pup likes to dive, there is also a floating dock where your canine can leap directly into the deep water. There are countless benches and picnic tables located throughout the park.
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Walking freedom
When you first arrive at the park you will need to leash up your dog in the parking lot but once you enter the park's boundary you can unclip your pooch so they can enjoy complete freedom. Why not take a walk along the soft surface trail together? Chances are good that you will encounter numerous other canines and their owners along the way.
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Enjoy a game
If your pal likes to play fetch, take advantage of this time to enjoy a fun game together. You can chuck the ball as far as your arm can throw it and watch Fido retrieve the ball. Many pet owners often start a game that involves numerous dogs and balls. It's a fun way to get to know other dog owners and let your pooch have fun with their four-legged friends.
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Cool off
The crowning jewel of Willow Creek is the pond. The pond calls to dogs and owners alike. Your pooch can wade in from the shore or you can take the dog to the dock where they can leap into the deep water and immediately start to swim. You will notice many Labs and Golden Retrievers leaping from the dog and swimming in the deep water. If your dog isn't a great swimmer, let them have a different type of fun, dipping a paw into the cool and refreshing pond.
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Refreshments Await

Are you a beer drinker or more of an iced coffee aficionado? Either way, you will find both types of establishments that welcome pets. At the Uinta Brewing Company in Salt Lake City you can enjoy a cold beer on the patio with your pooch. At the Coffee Garden, you and your pet can sit on their outdoor patio while you enjoy a cup of coffee, an iced beverage, or a bite to eat. It is suggested that you call in advance to ensure that there is seating available on the patio. The location is very popular and tends to fill up on nice days.

Grab a Bite to Eat in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is a thriving metropolis that welcomes dogs. If you want to go for a bite to eat with your pooch, why not head for the Log Haven where there is a picturesque outdoor patio. Pets are welcome and embraced at the establishment. There is always ample seating for you and your four-legged buddy. The Blue Plate Diner is another canine-friendly restaurant. There is a very nice patio where you and your pet can enjoy the lovely day together. It is suggested that you make reservations and be sure to let them know that you will be bringing your well-behaved companion.

Conclusion

Utah is a lovely state filled with dog lovers. Many establishments welcome dogs. You can choose from restaurants or even open-air markets. The state is also home to mile and miles of trail systems where you and your pooch can hike or take a leisurely stroll. When walking with your dog along a trail, always keep an eye out for mountain bikers. The state is a mountain bikers mecca, so the trails are often filled with enthusiasts. They can come up on you fast, and you don't want your pet to spook. Undoubtedly, any nice day in Utah you will be able to find the perfect activity to enjoy with your beloved dog.