Take a two-hour Southwest drive from Salt Lake City to experience Utah's Scofield State Park with the highest elevation. You and your dog can go to great heights at 7,600 feet above sea level, and you can look out and see picturesque views. Go for an exhilarating hike with your pooch to experience the 2,800-acre lake area in either winter or summer.
The pathways are open all year round, and the Scofield State Park is most famous for lake sports like boating and fishing. The Scofield State Park has campsites, too. You can enjoy the trails while your four-footed furry friend is on a six-foot or shorter leash and take in the picture of the tremendous mountains and spanning lake.
Your pup might sniff out some notable plants, like elderberry, juniper, or sagebrush and he might see some critters like gophers, elk, or rabbits! Make sure your leash is strong, and your dog listens to your command to prevent any unwanted chasing or excessive barking when your pup sees a bunny. When you're hiking, be sure to respect the land and pick up after your pooch.
You should take some dog poop bags and bring some water, so he doesn't get thirsty on your hikes. Even if your dog is an enthusiastic swimmer, there are some lakes he cannot explore, and he cannot go to the reservoirs. Please be mindful of the signs posted throughout the park and any instructions from park rangers regarding approved dog locations.
A day pass to the park is $7, but you can buy an annual pass that gives access to all Utah State Parks for $75 the general public and seniors can purchase a discounted pass for $35. There are several places to park, so check out the map before you to decide what trail you want to traverse. Check the map for bathroom locations, as there are some near the parking lots.