Pets are wonderful animals that give comfort and companionship. However, a national park is not the best place for them. They may chase, scare, or transmit diseases to wild animals. Many pets leave behind a "predator" scent that disturbs wild animals that can linger in the area for long periods of time and can disrupt or alter the behavior of the native animals this park has been set aside to protect.

If you choose to bring a pet to the park, please observe the following regulations:

  • Pets are only permitted in campgrounds, parking lots, paved roads, paved viewpoint areas, and on the paved trail between Sunset Point and Sunrise Point.
  • Pets are not permitted on unpaved trails or viewpoints, in public buildings or on public transportation vehicles. These regulations also apply to pets that are carried.
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times; the leash must be no longer than 6 feet.
  • Leaving a pet unattended and tied to an object is prohibited.
  • Pets may not make unreasonable noise.
  • Pet owners are required to pick-up after their pets. (excrement and other solid waste)

Pet owners not adhering to regulations may be cited (minimum fine is $75). 36 CFR 2.15 provides more details concerning pets within National Park Service areas.

The following information is provided as a service and does not imply that we support or recommend these facilities: The nearest kennel to Bryce Canyon is located in Panguitch, approximately 30 miles northwest. Contact for PawzDogz at 435-691-3696.

Other Kennel Services in the area are located in Richfield UT (100 miles north), Cedar City UT (85 miles west) and Kanab UT (74 miles south).

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