Spanish Fork is nestled in Central Utah. This rural farm town has a homey feel and welcoming vibe. With the Wasatch Mountains to the east and Utah Lake to the west, it has plenty of pawsome places to explore with your four legged sidekick.
There’s no need to worry about your pup’s health while in Spanish Fork. Nebo Animal Clinic’s doctors and professional staff are ready to help your fur baby at a moment’s notice. This full service veterinary clinic also assists with wellness exams, vaccinations and any questions you may have about your favorite canine.
It’s no secret that Utahns love their outdoor recreation, and folks living in Spanish Fork are no exception. Fur-tunately, there is an abundance of trails in the area. Clip on your pooch’s leash and head out on the Spanish Fork River Trail. Clocking in at just over six miles, this trail is perfect for a little doggy cardio. Dripping Rock Trail is an easy walk and great for all abilities. Follow the path to a section of rock that drips water to create an array of lush hanging greenery. For a scenic view of the area, hike up Dominguez Hill. Although it’s only 1.7 miles, your furry friend will get a great workout as he climbs to the top.
Everyone knows a tired dog is a good dog. Help your pup be his best by taking him for a walk in Canyon View Park. Located in the Zero Street and 8800 South neighborhood, this park has plenty of grass and trees for your dog’s sniffing pleasure. Get his legs moving with a few laps around the park’s perimeter, or slowly meander near the pond. Keep in mind, dogs must be leashed at all times and cannot go in the water. This park is right next to a golf course, so keep your eyes peeled for flying golf balls!
If your pup needs to burn of some energy, head over to the Canyon Road and 1100 East neighborhood and pay a visit to the Spanish Fork Dog Park. Let your furry friend escape the confines of a leash and run wild. She’ll love socializing with new canine buddies. Nothing beats romping around with another four legged pal! Bring her favorite ball, or let her hunt for a stick, and play a game of fetch. She’ll have plenty of room to chase the ball. Make sure you bring her some water. By the time she’s done playing, she’ll need a big drink!
Just five miles north of Spanish Fork is the Springville neighborhood of 900 South and 800 South. There are three pupperific parks in this small area, so pack up your pooch and do some park hopping. Start at Clyde Park where the main activity is walking. A paved trail provides runs throughout the park and is an excellent spot for letting your dog stretch his four legs. The nearby Bird Park is mainly used for baseball and softball games. But there’s also a walking trail. Spring Acres Arts Park is a community gathering place, so your pal can get to know the neighbors. Not only does this park have a playground, tennis courts, and a walking trail, it also hosts special events throughout the year.
For some afternoon fun with your four legged friend, check out Wayne Bartholomew Family Park in Springville. Located in the Canyon Road and Hobble Creek Canyon area, this park is just eight miles from Spanish Fork. A three acre pond is the central attraction of this park. Although dogs cannot go in the water or on the beaches, there is still plenty for your pal to do. Stroll around the trail that circles the pond while enjoying the close up view of the surrounding mountains. Bring a lunch (and a treat for your pooch) and find a spot under a tree or at one of the pavilions.
Payson Canyon is about twenty miles south of Spanish Fork in Salem. This canyon is chock full of trails, lakes and campgrounds. For a short hike, clip on your pup’s leash and head up the Grotto Trail. This trail runs just over a half mile and takes you near a stream, crosses over log bridges and ends at a rock grotto with a waterfall. The mist is very refreshing and your pooch can dip her paws in the stream. Payson Lakes are a main feature of this canyon, and in the summer months, they can be pretty crowded. Although dogs cannot go in the water or the beaches, they are allowed in the campgrounds and surrounding trails.