Settled in the 1850’s, Morgan Utah is rich in history and adventure. This small town sits in Morgan County which covers 800 square miles in a beautiful part of the western United States. Filled with spectacular views of the Wasatch Mountain range, you will find fresh air and an unhurried pace. One veterinarian is located in Morgan.
Dogs are welcome in Morgan’s many parks. Riverside Park is a great place to stroll on their walking trail running alongside the Weber River, visit the playground or relax under shade pavilions. If you have a little one in tow, check out the splash pad for some cooling summer fun! There are also sand volleyball and baseball fields and a skate park for fun in the sun. Restrooms and water are located within the park but bring your clean up bags to keep Morgan sparkling. Milton Park and Kent Smith Park, the town’s two smaller parks, have places to relax and walk and open fields to run with Fido. Restrooms with water are provided.
There are a few local restaurants, but they do
not offer dog-friendly dining, so plan ahead.
In a mountainous region, 5,700 feet above sea level, you will find the historic East Canyon State Park, where both the Pony Express and Overland Stages ran through. Filled with outdoor exploration, East Canyon is loaded with outdoor exploration such as varied-level walking trails, where you and your furry friend can enjoy a day in nature. Water lover? Launch your own boat to cruise with your pup on the 608-acre reservoir! A small day-use pass lets you access all features of the park, including fishing, camping, food vendors, restrooms with showers and water. Please bring clean up bags to keep this unspoiled paradise spotless!
East Mountain Wilderness Park is where you and pup will find many trails crisscrossing for fun and easy hikes through open scrub fields and shaded forest areas. Bring your own water and clean up bags. To keep puppy safe, a leash is a good idea as these trails are used by mountain bikers too. Also, checkout Adams Waterfall Hike for a strenuous 5.3-mile trek. With an elevation gain of 2600’, this trail is suited for experienced hikers - plan according to doggy’s ability and desire and pack water/snacks. After, grab lunch at Rumbi Island Grill with their dog-furiendly outdoor dining!
Henefer is home to two magnificent recreation spots! Bring your pooch to the Echo Reservoir, a 1,450-acre area near historic Mormon Pioneer Trail, where you can both enjoy your fill of boating, fishing, and swimming. Be sure to pack food and water. Or how about a hike at Rail Trail State Park, the former Union Pacific Railroad line, offering 28 miles of easily traversed hiking and biking trails which wind through the area. For some relaxing time together, try catching some fish for dinner (but bring food and water - just in case!) Dogs are always welcome on leash or voice command.
Weber Memorial Park, located in the Huntsville neighborhood, offers plenty of dog-furiendly hiking and fishing opportunities for a great day trip or weekend getaway. Put the boat in and take Fido for a spin around Causey Dam. Bring a picnic or burgers and dogs (the packaged ones!) for some great grillin’ on the firepits provided. Restrooms/water are available at the campground. Don’t forget clean up bags to keep the park pristine! Don’t want to cook? Drive to Red Rock Grill for some B.B.Q. or Eats of Eden for sandwiches on fresh-baked bread where doggies are welcome on their patio decks!
North and west of Morgan lies South Ogden with its many dog-friendly parks. South Ogden Dog Park sports hillside wooded areas with benches and two fenced acres of grassy open space for off-leash frolicking fun! Clean up stations are provided but bring water. Also visit dog-friendly South Ogden Nature Park which has walking paths, open areas, splash pads and pavilions. Restrooms and water are located on premises. For some extra relaxing time with pup, Glassman Pond is your location for lakeside fishing. Outdoor dining tables for you both can be found at farm-to-table Blue Lemon restaurant and Two Bit Café!