Traces of Midvale Utah’s early days are still apparent in its picturesque Old Town area, which is reminiscent of a small 1950s town. The rest of the city, however, is bustling, modern, and incredibly pet-friendly. For a city of its size, it has a pawmazing number of fur-iendly businesses, including four veterinarians. It’s also within easy driving distance of other large cities with dog-friendly amenities, including Murray, Sandy, and Salt Lake City.
A number of Midvale’s outdoor locales are accessible to doggos, including the city’s beautiful Union Park. Rimmed with breathtaking mountain scenery, the park has walking paths and wide expanses of grass to explore with your leashed pup. It also features a large pavilion with several benches if you need a shady break, as well as a picnic area, a playground, and restrooms. Bring along waste bags and water.
The Jordan River Parkway Trail is a puptastic place to set out on a hike with your leashed doggo. The 45-mile long trail stretches along the Jordan River from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake. If you hop on the trail in Midvale’s Endot community, you and your pup can hike north to Murray or south to Sandy. The trail winds through parks and is adjacent in places to shopping areas, making it easy to find rest spots, water, and even snacks. Bring along waste bags.
The community of Endot in Midvale is pretty close to pawfect for doggos, with a fur-iendly hotel, eatery, and park. Check out Staybridge Suites Midvale for accommodations, and Beans and Brews Coffee House for eats. Beans and Brews has a diverse menu plus outdoor tables where your pup can sit with you. When it’s time to work off some energy, head on over to Bingham Junction Park. This unique 10-acre park was inspired by a circuit board, and it features grassy areas and walkways that your leashed pup can explore, as well as restrooms, a playground, and large, shaded pavilions with picnic tables. Bring along waste bags and water.
The I-215 is all that divides Midvale from it’s next-door neighbor, Murray, Utah. It’s certainly worth the short jaunt to take advantage of Murray’s many fur-iendly amenities and businesses. The community of W Vine St / Commerce Drive is a great place to start exploring. If you’d like to grab a bite to eat, check out the Rumbi Island Grill, Rubio’s Coastal Grill, or Mimi’s Cafe. All three restaurants have dog-friendly outdoor seating. But the real draw of this community is its parks and trails. Arrowhead Park and Germania Park are only a 20-minute walk from each other, following the scenic Jordan River Parkway Trail. Arrowhead Park has plenty of green space to explore, as well as picnic tables, restrooms, and walking trails. Germania Park includes a picnic area, playground, restrooms, and grassy areas just waiting for a romp. Bring along waste bags and a bowl for your doggo that you can fill at the parks.