Originally Posted by uluwene
We are trying to plan a trip to the southern parts of Utah, Bryce, Zion, Arches, etc. We have an almost one year old Golden Retriever. All my on line research tells us that dogs are not welcome in the National Parks. We were planning the trip for April of this year and thought we would be camping in National Forests or State Parks where dogs would be more welcome, but the National Forest camp grounds do not seem to be open until mid May.
Does anyone have any experience camping in southern Utah and visiting the National Parks with a dog, in the spring, that they can pass along.
It would be much appreciated.
The Doggy Dude Ranch in Rockville, outside of Zion NP, is a good kennel for either day care or overnight stays, but reservations are recommended.
The thing about Zion is that by April, you can access the main part of Zion Canyon only by NPS shuttle due to heavy visitor use, meaning you would have to leave your dog in your RV for hours while you tour the park.
Have you got reservations for these places? They will be extremely crowded.