Pets are welcome at Arches National Park, but activities with pets are limited. Pets must be leashed at all times. Please clean up after your pet. Pets may not be left unattended (except in a paid-for campsite in Devils Garden Campground, where they must not cause a disturbance).
You may have your pet with you:
- on all park roads
- in parking areas
- in picnic areas
- in Devils Garden Campground
You may not have your pet with you:
- at any overlooks
- on any hiking trails, or anywhere off-trails
- in the visitor center
The desert can be deadly for pets. Car temperatures rise quickly in the sun, even on cool days. Your pet can easily die of heat exhaustion. If you are leaving a pet in a car, crack the windows as much as possible and leave water to drink. We recommend you not leave pets in the car when temperatures are above 68 degrees, even with the windows cracked.
It may be easier to explore the park if you leave your pet at home or board it at a nearby kennel.
These kennels offer boarding services in Moab:
Karen's Canine Campground
2781 S. Roberts
Moab Veterinary Clinic
4575 Spanish Valley Drive
Tracey's Bed and Biscuit
11866 S. Highway 191
Service animals are allowed everywhere at Arches. Service animals are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. Read more about service animals at www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm
We recommend that you identify your working service animal, such as with a vest. Identification is not required, but helps prevent unwarranted "dog on trail" complaints from other people. There are no plastic bags provided at trailheads for waste products, so please bring your own. You can get water only at Devils Garden and the visitor center.
Read more about accessibility in the park.