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.

Pet Boarding

It may be easier to explore the park if you leave your pet at home or board it at a nearby kennel. Moab has kennels with boarding service.

Other Local Services

Visit for a listing of nearby kennels, veterinarians, and other pet services.

Service Animals

Service animals are allowed in national parks. What is a service animal?

Service animals are welcome everywhere at Arches National Park. Owners are encouraged to identify their working service animal, such as with a vest. Identification is not required, but helps prevent unwarranted "dog on trail" complaints from other visitors. There are no plastic bags provided at trailheads for waste products, so please bring your own. You can get water at Devils Garden or the visitor center.

Read more about accessibility in the park.

Last updated: December 6, 2018

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