Just outside of Moab lies one of Utah’s greatest gems. Arches National Park is included in the state’s Mighty Five, or Utah’s five National Parks. It’s unique geology and stunning red rocks bring thousands of visitors each year.
The landscape of Arches National Park is unlike anything
else your pup has seen. The park’s geology has been millions of years in the
making. Soaring pinnacles, giant balanced rocks and massive fins rise above the
earth’s surface. And don’t forget the natural sandstone arches that give this
place its name. Next to the rocks, the flora and fauna are pretty impressive.
Native plants like Utah juniper, yucca, pinyon pine, and Mormon Tea grow
abundantly. The park is also teeming with wildlife like squirrels, desert
bighorn sheep, and lizards.
Two legged visitors come to Arches National Park to hike,
backpack, and bike. Unfurtunately, this park has some pretty heavy dog
restrictions. Pups are only allowed on park roads, in picnic areas, in parking
lots, and in Devils Garden Campground. While you and your four legged sidekick
can’t go for a hike, you can stroll along the park’s main road and still get
pawsome views of some of the main features. Formations like Tower of Babel,
Courthouse Towers, Balanced Rock, and Petrified Dunes can be seen from the road.
Be aware that there is one main road and a couple side
roads that run through the park. During peak season, all of these are very busy.
Help keep your pooch safe in the traffic. Don’t forget to have clean-up bags handy and pick up after your pup, and always have plenty of water. Summer temperatures are typically over 100°, so never ever leave your pupster in the car.
A visit to Arches National Park will make your pup one