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Zion National Park Lodging Pet Friendly

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Zion’s Best Pet-Friendly Stays

Zion Stays stands out from the crowd when it comes to pet-friendly lodging for a simple reason – we get it. We understand that your pets are an integral part of your family, and leaving them behind when you travel isn't an option. This understanding has led us to develop a unique selection process when choosing vacation rentals, ensuring a wide variety of options for visitors looking to bring their furry friends.


Our meticulous selection process goes beyond just being pet-friendly; it's about catering to your specific needs. We offer a diverse range of different-sized vacation rentals and unique stays to accommodate your pets and your group. Whether traveling solo with your loyal canine companion or exploring Zion with a family of four and their playful pup, we've got you covered. Our pet-friendly accommodations are equipped to make your stay comfortable so you can focus on creating lasting memories in this stunning national park.


Zion Stays is not limited to catering exclusively to Zion National Park visitors. We have meticulously selected properties both within the park and just outside its borders. This strategic approach allows us to serve travelers who plan to explore multiple national parks and surrounding areas of Southern Utah. Our goal is to ensure your vacation goes off without a hitch, whether you're visiting Zion, Bryce Canyon, The Grand Staircase-Escalante, or any of the other nearby natural wonders.












Why Rent a Pet-Friendly Vacation Rental

Exploring Zion National Park and the surrounding monuments and national parks is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. The awe-inspiring beauty of the red rock canyons, towering cliffs, and pristine wilderness offers an unforgettable experience for all adventurers. But there's one way to make this outdoor paradise even better–by bringing your furry sidekick along for the journey. At Zion Stays, we have a deep appreciation for the bond between you and your pets, and we firmly believe they enhance the adventure.


Zion National Park is renowned for its stunning landscapes, featuring iconic spots like Angel's Landing, The Narrows, and Emerald Pools. But it's not just Zion; the Southern Utah region boasts a plethora of equally mesmerizing destinations such as Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Capitol Reef National Parks. With a backdrop like this, every outdoor enthusiast will find themselves in a state of perpetual wonder.


The great news is that these extraordinary locations are the perfect places to bring your furry friend along for a visit full of exploration. The scent of fresh mountain air, the sound of rustling leaves, and the thrill of discovering hidden trails become even more special when shared with your loyal companion. Whether you're an avid hiker, a seasoned rock climber, or simply seeking a leisurely walk, your pets can be right there with you, soaking in the natural beauty.


We know each traveler's needs are unique, and our diverse selection of pet-friendly accommodations reflects that. Whether you're looking for a cozy cabin nestled in the heart of nature or a spacious vacation home with all the modern amenities, we have options to suit every preference.


At Zion Stays, we take your pets as seriously as you do, and we're committed to providing you with the best pet-friendly lodging experience in Zion National Park and beyond. Your pets should be part of your adventure, and we're here to make that possible. So, pack your bags, bring your furry friends, and prepare for an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Southern Utah.

Things to Do Near our Pet-Friendly Rentals

Are dogs allowed at Zion National Park? The answer is both yes and no. While dogs are not permitted on most of the park's trails, there are still plenty of pet-friendly activities in and around Zion for you and your furry companion to enjoy. Here's a list of pet-friendly places to explore:

In Zion National Park

  • Pa'rus Trail: This 1.7-mile trail is one of the few places within Zion where dogs are allowed. It offers picturesque views of the Virgin River and is an excellent option for a leisurely stroll with your pet.

  • Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway: While dogs are not allowed on hiking trails, they can accompany you on a scenic drive through the park. The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway offers breathtaking views and photo opportunities without leaving your car.

Other Nearby Pet-Friendly Activities

  • Kanab Creek Bakery: Located in the charming town of Kanab, just a short drive from Zion, this bakery welcomes pets on its outdoor patio. Treat yourself to freshly baked goods while your furry friend enjoys the outdoor atmosphere.

  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park: About an hour's drive from Zion, this state park is a paradise for both pet owners and their dogs. Your pets can run freely on the pink dunes, and you can enjoy the unique landscape.

  • Red Cliffs Recreation Area: Located in St. George, a little over an hour from Zion, this area offers numerous pet-friendly trails and a pet-friendly swimming hole. It's a great place to escape the heat with your four-legged companion.

  • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary: Located in Kanab, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary stands as a beacon of compassion and a must-visit destination for animal lovers and travelers alike. This remarkable sanctuary has earned its reputation as a haven for rescue animals and a place of inspiration for all who step through its gates.

  • Scenic Drives: Southern Utah boasts some of the most breathtaking scenic routes. Take your pet on a drive along Highway 89 and Highway 12 to enjoy stunning vistas, such as Bryce Canyon and Grand Staircase-Escalante.



While dogs may have some restrictions within Zion National Park, there are still numerous pet-friendly activities and places nearby that ensure your pets can join in the adventure. So, whether you're exploring the trails or enjoying the local scene, there's no need to leave your loyal companion behind – make the most of your visit with your four-legged friend by your side.

Homes vs. Pet-Friendly Hotels Zion National Park

When it comes to pet-friendly lodging in Zion, there's no shortage of options, but what sets Zion Stays apart from the competition is our commitment to providing an exceptional experience for both you and your furry companions. We believe choosing a vacation rental over a pet-friendly hotel offers a few key advantages to making your trip extraordinary:


  • Space and Comfort: One of the most significant advantages of booking a vacation rental with Zion Stays is the ample space and comfort it offers. Unlike hotel rooms, our vacation rentals provide room to breathe, ensuring you and your pets have enough space to relax and enjoy your stay. Your furry friends won't feel cramped, and you can revel in the comfort of a home away from home.

  • Full Kitchens: Our vacation rentals are equipped with full kitchens, allowing you to prepare meals for your pets and yourself. This convenience is particularly valuable when you have specific dietary requirements for your pets, ensuring they're well-fed and happy throughout your trip.

  • Privacy and Freedom: Vacation rentals offer privacy and freedom that hotels simply can't match. Your pets can roam freely without the worry of disturbing other guests, and you can enjoy your time without feeling confined to a single room. Many of our rentals have backyard space so dogs can handle their business quickly and easily.

  • Pet-Friendly Amenities: At Zion Stays, we go the extra mile to make your pet's stay as enjoyable as yours. Many of our vacation rentals are stocked with pet-friendly amenities, including feeding bowls and pet beds.

Zion Stays Reviews

We are committed to providing the highest quality service to humans and pets alike. Check out what past Zion visitors say about renting our pet-friendly lodging options.


Next Steps

Ready to plan your trip? Choose the local company that knows Zion best. After all, it’s right in our name–Zion Stays knows and understands all Zion has to offer. Our pet-friendly rentals are top-tier because we know your pets are family and want them to experience the magic of Zion right alongside you.


For more information on pet-friendly lodging in Zion, contact us today.

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