Dead Horse Point State Park

Traveling with Pets

Like all of the Utah State Parks, Dead Horse Point is dog-friendly! You may bring your furry friends on all hiking trails in the park, and into the campground. While doing so, we ask that you respect the following guidelines….

Pets must be leashed at all times, even while in the campground

In addition to protecting wildlife and sensitive biological soil crust, this also keeps your pet safe. Sadly, many dogs have been lost over the years while chasing objects or small rodents over the cliffside.

Pets are not allowed on the Intrepid Mountain Biking Trails

Dogs and fast-moving bikes often don’t mix well, and leashes have the potential to act as tripwires. Please stay on the hiking trails if you’re bringing your pet along.

Pets are not allowed in the Yurts (or in vehicles outside the yurts)

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are unable to accommodate pets in these structures. This is due to the small number of yurts available, and the unexpected danger that pet hair can pose to those suffering from severe allergies. Due to extreme heat danger (see below), we also cannot allow guests to leave their pets in vehicles while they are staying in the yurts.

Pets cannot be left in vehicles

Please keep in mind that on even a moderately warm, sunny day, the temperature inside your vehicle can quickly exceed 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 Celsius). Neither cracking the windows nor leaving water will allow your pet to survive under these conditions.

Clean up after your pet

For your convenience, dog waste bag dispensers are located throughout the park. Help us keep Dead Horse Point clean!

If you have any questions about these policies, feel free to ask a park ranger for guidance. We hope you and your animal companions have fun out there!

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Photo courtesy of Journey to the Center