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The Dog Days of Summer in Heber Valley

Posted On
Jul 14, 2020
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When embarking on your next adventure, it’s always better when your best furry friend can come along too. Find all the best places to stay and play that your dog will love as much as you do.

Rest Your Paws

The first step to planning a great trip is looking for that perfect place to set up base. Finding somewhere to stay that welcomes Fido too can be a challenge. Don’t fret, we’ve got some ‘bone’ified places where you and your pup will feel right at home.

The Swiss Alps Inn is a cozy hotel nestled in the Wasatch Mountains. You, your family and your dog will all enjoy the Swiss influence in your lodging as well as the beautiful scenic views of the mountains surrounding Heber Valley just waiting for you to explore.

Best Western Plus is an upper-midscale hotel that offers a multitude of amenities and plenty of room for you and your dog to stretch out and relax after a busy day of play.

M Star Hotel is only minutes away from the Wasatch Mountain State Park and many other dog-friendly attractions. Stay close to the beckoning call of the great outdoors while you recharge for your next day of adventure.

Homestead Resort is an iconic Utah resort. Find relaxation and a comfortable stay for everyone in your party at the Homestead. To make a pet-friendly reservation, be sure to call the resort when you book so they can accommodate you and your furry best friend.

Holiday Inn Express offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that matches the hospitality of Heber Valley. Snuggle up with your puppy in one of the cozy pet-friendly rooms as you rest up for another day of exploring.

Mountain Valley RV Resort is the perfect place to set up camp with your fur-babies. This RV resort offers swimming pools, play areas and laundry services for the humans and two delightful dog parks for the pups to play in.


Parks for Play

Of course, jaunting around on trails and hiking through backways is fun with your dog on a leash, but giving them some free-roaming playtime is also a must. Heber Valley has multiple dog parks that are a dog’s dream come true.

The first stop is the Valias Dog Park in Midway, Utah. With plenty of room to run, this dog park offers two acres of off-leash fenced in grassy play space. Separated large and small dog areas are available, as well as dog waste containers, drinking water and benches for pet-owners to sit while the dogs play.

A dog’s day isn’t done until they’ve played in some water. That’s why the Willow Creek Dog Pond in Park City is a must. This one-acre dog park has a fantastic pond that dogs love to jump in and take a swim in. Perfect for cooling off in the heat of the day. There are also walking trails and an agility course.

Ready to let your dog run off the zoomies? The Heber City Dog Park is a fully fenced in grass park. Plenty of clean up bags and receptacles available. Let your dog run to their heart’s content. Play fetch, chuck around a tennis ball. There is plenty of room to race around.

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Trails to Travel

Part of the fun of traveling with your pooch is exploring new areas together. Grab his or her leash, water for both of you, some potty bags and hit some of the fantastic dog-friendly trails in Heber Valley.

With 13 different trails ranging from easy all the way up to challenging, Dutch Hollow Trails offers beautiful views of the Provo River, Heber Valley and Mount Timpanogos that you and your pup will love. These trails are a great place to see wildlife so do not forget to keep your dog leashed to protect the animals and your pet.

Ready to mountain bike the Sorensen Coyote Canyon Loop? You and your dog will love the challenge this 20-mile loop offers. Leashes are required the entire time, as you might run into the Sorensen’s flock of sheep being herded by their sheepdogs along the way. It is best to set out early in the day to beat the heat.

Jordanelle offers multiple trails such as the Perimeter Trail, 3 Rocks Trail and Boat Ramp. All of which offer fantastic views surrounding the lake. Your pup will need to be cleaned-up after the hike and must stay leashed and near you the entire time.

For a nice, easier hike hit the Big Pole Trail. This 3-mile path has pretty scenery and flowering cactus along the way. Enjoy the scenic trail in the mornings with your four-legged pal.