• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

Pets and Other Regulations

A hiker enjoys a walk with her pets along the Fremont River Trail.
NPS/Erin Whittaker

Pets are allowed along the trail from the campground to the visitor center, along roads, and in the orchards, when the orchards are open.

Pets are not permitted on hiking trails.

Pets must be restrained at all times on a leash 6 feet (1.8 m) or less in length and may not be left unattended.

Please clean up after your dog and dispose of waste in a dumpster.


Did You Know?

Don’t let this happen to you!  Check area forecasts! Vehicle being inspected by park rangers following a flash flood

Less than 0.25 inches (0.6 cm) of rain can produce flash floods. Flash floods are caused by run-off from intense, localized thunderstorms that drop a large amount of rain over a short period of time. They are most common in Capitol Reef in July, August and September, but can occur at any time of the year.