Many people consider their pets members of the family and travel with them on vacation. Unfortunately, pets and wild areas can sometimes result in a dangerous mix. Pets have been attacked by wildlife, harassed and killed wildlife, bitten or disturbed other visitors, and fought with other pets.
Pets are welcome at Dinosaur National Monument, but as a unit in the National Park Service there are regulations regarding pets that are enforced within the monument.
Please Keep Your Pet Leashed
Where Pets Can Go in Dinosaur National Monument
In Utah, leashed pets are allowed on the River Trail.
Where Pets Cannot Go in Dinosaur National Monument
Dispose of Pet Waste
Your Pet's Safety
Dinosaur National Monument weather is semi-arid with hot summers. There is little to no shade. Do any hiking with your pet in the early morning or near sunset. Remember to carry plenty of water for you and your pet.
Dinosaur National Monument is home to a variety of wildlife that can be dangerous to you and your pet such as mountain lions and bears. Even a female deer will become aggressive to protect her young. Always keep your pet on a leash.
Many of the wildlife in Dinosaur National Monument carry diseases or parasites such as fleas that may transmit diseases such as rabies, tularemia and plague. Do not let your pet get close to or eat dead animals. Keep your pet on a leash at all times.
Need a Kennel?
Nearby local communities may have kennels for your pets. Contact local organizations to locate a kennel.
How "Service Animal" Is Defined
This definition does not affect or limit the broader definition of "assistance animal" under the Fair Housing Act or the broader definition of "service animal" under the Air Carrier Access Act.
Some State and local laws also define service animal more broadly than the ADA does. Information about such laws can be obtained from the State attorney general's office.
Where Service Animals Are Allowed
Service Animals Must Be Under Control
Inquiries, Exclusions, Charges, and Other Specific Rules Related to Service Animals