* 76 of the best trails that allow dogs
* Handy trail-finder chart allows quick selection by difficulty, availability of water along the way, views, and more
* Trails range from easy strolls to more challenging routes
With over 84,900 square miles of national parks, wilderness and recreation areas, state parks, and national forests, Utah offers a wide variety of hiking trails. But with so many national parks and varying land agencies, navigating Utah with a dog can be frustrating and confusing. Lucky for you, Park City author Dayna Stern and her pup Harry have done the groundwork (and pawwork) to bring you this authoritatively researched guide on hiking with your dog in Utah.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Utah describes 76 of the best dog-friendly trails in six regions around the Beehive State: Northern Utah, Salt Lake City area, Wasatch, the Uintas, Southcentral Utah, and Southwestern Utah. Stern describes several hiking options close to communities such as Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Moab, and St. George and dog-friendly hiking destinations such as the Escalante River and Pine Valley Mountains. She also gives special attention to the unique skills and preparation needed for hiking with dogs in the varied terrain of Utah, including hiking near slot canyons, slick rock, and hiking in areas that lack water with your dog.