Family and Fido-friendly, Saint George is situated in the southwestern part of Utah near the border of Arizona and Nevada. Great for hiking and biking the Mojave Desert, Colorado Plateau, and Great Basin, this puptown is the perfect destination to spend quality time with your pup. With six veterinarian clinics in the area, you will not need to worry if Fido gets sick or needs routine medical care.
The UT Temple Quarry Trail is an easy hike with only a few stairs at the beginning. You can take your pooch out for the day and enjoy the wild plants and amazing scenery while getting some exercise. You might also want to explore the Yellow Knolls Trail where you will often find other canines and their parents climbing the boulders and enjoying time in nature.
Snow Canyon State Park is another fun adventure for you and your furry friend. There are trails, dunes and red sandstone cliffs where you can hike and admire nature.
When you are looking for dinner, head over to Rib and Chop House where you can enjoy American cuisine at the dog-friendly outdoor seating. The friendly staff will provide water and lots of love. If you want to spend the night in the area, the Seven Wives Inn allows one pet for an additional fee, but make sure to call ahead for reservations. Dogs and their owners will find plenty of furtastic fun in Saint George.
One of the best features of the Downtown St George neighborhood is the JC Snow Dog Park. You can take your pup to the off-leash fenced area and allow him to run and play. You will find other pups and their parents playing at the park, and Fido can enjoy romping with other pups while you chat with other dog lovers on the shaded benches. There are two areas in the park, one for large pups and another for smaller dogs. For lunch, plan to visit Ricardo’s where you can enjoy burgers at the outdoor dog-friendly tables. The staff will bring your pooch a cool drink and snack. Spending the night is also easy if you stay at Howard Johnson’s where you can bring two pups for an additional fee.
In the Artesia Terrace neighborhood, dog lovers will enjoy the Firehouse Dog Park located near the fire station on Dixie Down Drive. The park is fenced and allows pups to run off-leash and get some exercise frolicking in the grass. Many pup owners frequently take their pooch to the park to socialize and have fun. If Fido likes to hike and climb, check out the Chuckwalla Trailhead where you can hike along the Snow Canyon and Red Hills Parkway. If you head out in the morning, stop by The Egg & I to enjoy breakfast with your pup at one of the six dog-friendly tables. When you need a pooch-friendly place to stay, Red Mountain Resort & Spa allows two pets of any size for an additional fee if you call ahead.
While spending time in the Diagonal Street neighborhood, plan to visit the 52-acre Pioneer Park. With picnic pavilions and barbeque grills, you can take the family and Fido out for a fun day of activity. Hiking trails lead to a Boy Scout Cave, and you will also find drinking fountains and picnic tables throughout the park. A giant playground is great for the children, and you and your pooch can walk laps or just relax in the grass and enjoy a cool drink of water. The neighborhood also features Café Rio where you can enjoy some Mexican food on the outdoor patio. For dessert, treat yourself and your pup to a cool treat at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Pup-friendly accommodations in the area include Economy Inn & Suites or Super 8 where pups are welcome for an additional fee.
Located in the Cottonwood Cove neighborhood, pups and their parents can spend quality time together at the Cottonwood Cove Park. Seven acres of space offers a unique playground for the children and a large grassy area where you and Fido can play. Picnic tables, sand volleyball, and a horseshoe pit are perfect for a sunny afternoon with the family. You might also want to check out the 11-acre Mathis Park where you can go fishing in the pond or walk laps on the trails. Green Valley Resort Condos allows you to stay with up to two dogs for an additional fee.
In the Centennial Park neighborhood, pups can explore and enjoy the thirteen-acre Centennial Park near Panorama Elementary and Pine View Middle Schools. After a busy day, pick up the kids from school and head over to the park with Fido. The children can enjoy the playground while Fido has a snifftastic time in the grassy area around the amphitheater. The asphalt loop trail is also a perfect place to walk your pooch after a rainy day, and you can relax on one of the benches or shaded picnic tables. Remember to bring your own doggie waste bags. When you are looking for something different to do, check out ATV Adventures where leashed and well-behaved pups can ride with you through the trails. Dinner with Fido is easy if you head over to Wing Nutz where you can enjoy a cool drink and wings while watching the game with your pup.