Bordering the Zion National Park, and just two and a half hours from Las Vegas, Nevada, Springdale is an amazing pup-friendly destination. And although there are no veterinary clinics in Springdale, if your pooch needs medical attention, there are three clinics located nearby in Hurricane and St. George.
Spend time in town with your pooch at the Town Park on Lion Blvd. This park offers a paved walkway where you can stroll with Fido, or let him roll around or chase a ball on the grassy area. Kids can play on the playground while you sit and relax on a shaded bench, and you can refill water bottles at the fountain near the restrooms. The whole family will enjoy a trip to the park to release some excess energy.
If you want to meet up with family and friends for dinner, Blondie’s Diner offers classic homestyle cooking including breakfast all day. You and your furry family members can relax at the outdoor seating and enjoy your meal. Another option for pup-friendly dining in Springdale is MeMe’s. The restaurant offers rice bowls, slow-cooked BBQ, and gourmet desserts. Both you and your pup can sit on the outdoor patio and will be treated like one of the family.
Finding pup-friendly accommodations is also easy in Springdale. There are three pooch-friendly hotels located right in the middle of town, including Holiday Inn Express. The friendly and welcoming staff will let you know where the dog walking area is located, or you can take Fido into the open field adjacent to the hotel.
Families and their pups who enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and exploring mountain trails, will love living in Springdale.
Situated east of the Virgin River in the northern section of Springdale, pups and their parents can enjoy time in the outdoors at Watchman Campground. With beautiful views of the mountains, campers can stroll through the campground or head into the Zion National Park for a longer hike. There are tent and RV sites available, and the spaces are large an offer plenty of privacy for you and your pooch. You need to bring your own firewood, and there are clean bathrooms conveniently located near the tent sites. Fido will need to stay on a leash while in the campground, and be sure to bring your own doggie waste bags and dispose of waste properly.
Just one mile south of the town center, the George Barker River Park is a quiet and relaxing area to spend some time with your pup. You can walk along the river’s edge and your well-behaved pooch can run around off leash. The grassy area is perfect for Fido’s sniffing and rolling activities, or your pup can jump in the water and cool off. There are restrooms where you can refill water bottles, and trash cans to dispose of your doggie waste bags. While you are in the neighborhood, stop by The Park House restaurant where you can order a variety of menu items while relaxing on the pup-friendly patio seating.
If you are traveling through Utah in your motorhome, or just looking for a fun weekend close to home, the Zion Canyon Campground and RV Resort is a great destination for you and your pooch. Pups are only allowed in air-conditioned motorhomes and not in the tent sites, and your pup cannot be left tied up outside. You can enjoy the amazing scenery while walking around the area, and there are clean restrooms and a playground for the children. The Zion Adventure Company Store is just a couple minutes walk away where you can take your pup shopping for some treats and toys before heading out for a hike in the mountains.
When spending time in Springdale, you may need pooch-friendly accommodations, and Driftwood Lodge is in a perfect location. Just a few minutes from Zion National Park, these comfortable rooms allow enough space for the pup and your family. There is plenty of room to walk Fido out on the lawn away from the road, but you will need to bring your own doggie waste bags. Your pup is also welcome on the restaurant’s outdoor patio. Plan to stroll around the grounds and admire the gardens and views of the Red Rock mountains.
Springdale is well-known for the amazing hiking adventures in the Zion National Park. Although many of the trails do not allow dogs, Pa’rus Trail is a great hiking trail for both you and your pup. The path is paved, making it wheelchair and stroller accessible. Pups and their parents can follow the trail 3.5 miles into the mountains while Fido sniffs the plants and trees. During the summer, you need to make sure to bring plenty of water for you and your pup while spending some quality time admiring the views and the wildlife. Also, bring your own doggie waste bags and leave nothing behind.