Moab, Utah is a magical city in the middle of stunning red rock formations. It has been on my list of places to explore for some time now, and finally this weekend the pups and I did just that.
I’ve got asked these 3 questions by many people so I thought, I would revolve this blog around that!
1) What to do in Moab?
Moab is a gateway for Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Great hiking, mountain climbing and biking, jeep safaris, horseback riding, river rafting, and fishing.
Moab also has a lovely downtown with great restaurants and dessert places!
2) Are dogs allowed in the National Parks in Moab? If not, where do you take dogs in Moab?
Yes, they can go where cars can go on a leash. They can not walk the trails inside the National Parks. But don't worry, there are plenty of cool dog hikes. (I'll get to that soon)
On Saturday, the pups stayed in the trailer while I hiked up to the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. This hike is 3 mile round trip, but quite steep. It took 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete this trail. It may be steep but it's worth it. The views from up top are stunning. If you are not wanting to do this long of a hike, Arches National Park also offers a Delicate Arch Viewpoint. This walking trail will take you only 10 minutes!
Arches National Park offers many amazing hikes, including The Windows, Balanced Rock, Tower Arch, etc.
I suggest visiting their website; so you can plan and see what hike/s you would want to do prior to arriving.
Moab Dog Friendly Trails:
*Generally in UT, state parks and recreation areas allow leashed dogs.*
A popular dog hike is Corona Arch. Sadly for us, this trail was just too long for the bulldogs to be in the hot Moab sun and its quite technical. So instead, we hiked The Fisher Towers. This hike is relatively easy and offers 5 miles of beautiful scenery. Again, it was too hot for a bulldog to do, so we were just happy walking half of a mile and taking photos in front of the towers!
We later did a sunset hike at Sand Flats Recreational Area. Slick Rock Trail is their popular hiking and mountain biking route. We didn’t follow a route and just walked along the big rocks! This is a prime spot for sunset watching!
3) How do you keep pups cool in the hot heat?
TIPS: Always keep enough water on you and carry a collapsible water bowl.
I generally bring water bottles that I use to wet the dogs down while on hikes. Luckily for me, my pups love water so they are happy when I do that!
Purchase a cooling vest, this vest helps keep pups temperature down! Or a cooling mat!
Hike in the mornings, or in the evenings for cooler temperatures.
I quickly realized that Moab had way more to offer than my expectations, therefore we weren’t able to fit everything we wanted to do in our schedule. I highly recommend staying in Moab for at least 3 nights!
Friends, go to Moab. It is magical.
For more information about Moab: www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm
Thanks for following our adventures <3