Surrounded by National Parks, Cedar City is about two and a half hours north of Las Vegas, and offers lots of amazing outdoor activities for you and Fido. and with five veterinarians within this town, your pup is covered on all your adventures.
In the downtown area, stop by Main Street Park and walk some laps while admiring the gardens. The kids can also hang out at the playground, and there are clean restrooms and a drinking fountain where you can fill up water bottles.
If you and your pooch love to hike, head over to the Thunderbird Garden trailhead. The path is perfect for walking, biking, and even horseback riding. There are restrooms available near the parking lot, and you will need to bring water bottles and doggie waste bags. You and Fido will be amazed by the views and the abundant wildlife and make sure to keep your pup on a leash.
Even more hiking opportunities are available in the Dixie National Forest whose headquarters are in Cedar City. The park covers almost two million acres and goes across 170 miles in Utah. There are several different trail access points from the city like Wood Ranch or Long Hallow, so pack up your camping gear and get ready for an adventure with Fido.
Treat the family to a meal at Chef Alfredo Ristorante Italiano. There are pooch-friendly tables outside where you can enjoy a variety of Italian dishes. If you are in the mood for pizza, stop by Centro Woodfired Pizzeria where the friendly staff will bring your pup some cold water and enjoy some pizza at the outdoor tables.
There are plenty of pup-friendly accommodations in the city, including the Holiday Inn Express where there are grassy areas to walk Fido.
Pups and their parents will enjoy all the outdoor experiences and amenities offered in Cedar City.
If you are looking for a fun outing with the family and Fido, head over to the Canyon Parks on the Coal Creek. West Canyon Park features picnic pavilions and a playground, and you can walk along the creek with your pup. The water is shallow, so you can cool off if the weather is warm. East Canyon Park is on the other side of the creek, and offers a paved walking trail perfect for strolling with the kids and your pooch. There are restrooms available near the parking lot, but be sure to bring doggie waste bags and dispose of them in the convenient trash cans.
The Fields at the Hills near Quichapa Lake is a great destination when Fido needs to release some excess energy. You can stroll around the lake and admire the views, and your pooch can sniff the grass and cool off in the water. If you are out with the kids, they will love the playground, and there are shaded benches where you and your pup can relax and drink some water. You can also plan a pooch-friendly picnic and invite other pup parents for a BBQ at the pavilion. Fido will always have a puptastic time when spending the day at the lake.
Located off Constitution Avenue, Bicentennial Park is a fun destination for both two and four-legged children. Large open grassy areas are perfect to let the kids and pup run around, and you will also enjoy the shaded benches under mature trees. If there is a ball game in session, you can get a snack at the concession stand and relax at one of the picnic benches. There are clean restrooms where you can fill up water bottles at the drinking fountain, and trash cans throughout the park. Be sure to bring your own doggie waste bags.
Veterans Park is just a two-minute walk from the center of the city and offers a nice area to enjoy peace and quiet. The park features monuments to veterans who served in the armed forces, and is a wonderful place to stroll with your pup, admire the views of the gardens, and read up on some local history. There is a paved walking trail through the park and shaded benches if you need to rest. Just a couple minutes away, you can enjoy some baked goods from Great Harvest Bread. Sit at one of the pup-friendly outdoor tables and munch on a cookie or cupcake.
People travel from all over the country to visit Kanarraville Falls in Cedar City. This canyon offers excellent hiking trails perfect for kids and pups. You can follow the path until you find the waterfalls, and take some time to cool off and splash in the water. The hiking trail can be rocky in some spots, but is a pretty easy walk for you and your pup. Admire the local plants and let Fido have a snifftastic time in the grass and trees. There is parking available, and you need to bring your own doggie waste bags and clean up. You should also pack plenty of water to keep your pooch hydrated on warm days.