Manti is a nestled in Sanpete County. Similar to many other small Utah towns, Manti has a rich pioneer heritage. Settled in the 1850s by Scandinavian Mormon pioneers, it was originally called Copenhagen. The tight knit community of Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian immigrants helped build and finance a temple for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The unique building combines Gothic and French Revival styles of architecture and is still a favorite local landmark. Unfurtunately, Manti does not have its own veterinary clinic. However, canine care is just 10 minutes away in Ephraim.
The Manti City Walking Tour is the perfect way to spend some time with your pup while also getting a little history lesson. Pick up a brochure in town or find the map online and get started. After admiring the architecture of the temple, check out the Pioneer Dugout. This is where settlers dug out dwellings in the nearby cliffs and spent their first year. Other interesting stops on the tour include Manti Tabernacle, Sanpete County Courthouse, and a variety of historic homes. Since the tour is spread over several city blocks, your doggo will get a healthy dose of exercise.
Manti’s small town feel and welcoming vibe will make your pooch feel right at home!
If Manti is just a stop on your itinerary, and you and your pooch need a place to stay, check out the Temple Hill Campground. Located on the north end of town, this 20 acre property has groves of mature cottonwood trees and looks over the Manti Temple. Not only does it have both tent and RV sites, it’s also chock full of amenities like a swimming pool, horse shoe pits, and a volleyball court. Dogs must be leashed at all times while in the campground. There is a designated pet area to walk your pooch, or you and Fido can wander around the hillside just above the campground.
This area is home to Manti’s only two parks. Leash up your pup and head over to Manti City Park for a nice afternoon stroll. It has plenty of room for your pup to roam. With features like a playground, sport court, ball field, and a large pavilion, it’s no wonder this park is always bustling. Your pal will have ample opportunity to socialize and make new friends. Manti Pioneer Park is quite a bit smaller, but it still has a patch of grass for your pup to sniff around. Plus, it’s right next to Manti’s Historic City Hall, so your doggo will also get to see one of the town’s unique buildings.
Dogs living in Manti are lucky to have the Palisade State Park just 10 minutes away. Located in Sterling, this beautiful park is more like a resort. It is built around a midsized lake that is a haven for fishing, boating, and swimming. Although dogs are not allowed on developed beaches or in the lake, they are welcome to cruise along the trails. The Lake Trail follows the western shore of the lake and loops back to the campgrounds. It’s about a mile and a half. Or, if your doggo needs more of a workout, follow the Ridge Trail. The top of the trail provides pawsome views of the surrounding valley and farmland.
Looking for a new place to walk your pup? Canyon View Park is located just 10 minutes north in Ephraim. With a large lawn that would make any dog’s tail wag, this park is just what your pal is looking for. Your pup can scamper around the grass or sniff around to their heart’s content. For a more serious workout, walk, run, or jog around the park’s paved walkway. There’s a pawsome playground and splash pad available for two legged children. And since the park also has a picnic pavilion and grill available, it’s the perfect spot to have a summer barbecue.
If your doggo has been lying around all day, grab the leash and drive 10 minutes north to Family Park in Ephraim. Since this park has a ball field, multipurpose field, and several tennis courts, it is hub for resident athletes. If your pup is a sports fan, check out a game and watch local teams battle it out. Let your pup trot around the field so they can stretch their four legs. Picnic tables are available, so bring a sandwich and some biscuits for your furry friend and stay for lunch. Don’t forget to also pack a clean up bag or two.