Can I bring my dog?

Yes, but please note that Grand County "Animal Care and Control" code does apply.

  • All dogs shall be kept under restraint.
  • No owner shall fail to exercise proper care and control of his or her animals to prevent them from becoming a public nuisance.

In the campground animals must be on a leash secured to a fixed object or under the control of a person or otherwise physically restricted at all times. In the backcountry dogs need to be under restraint and not chase or harass people or wildlife. No unattended dogs.

Helpful Information for Dog Owners

  • A good place to take your dog for a walk is to hike one of the less used 4x4 trails such as the Porcupine 4x4 trail or Porcupine Rim trail.
  • If you are riding one of the bike trails leave your dog at one of the Moab kennels listed below.
  • Most dogs are not used to running on sandstone, which acts like sandpaper on their paws.
  • Never leave your dog in a parked car; temperatures rise to dangerously high levels quickly in the desert.
  • Owners should carry water for their pet.
  • Owners need to clean up after their pet. 

Moab Veterinary Clinic:435-259-8710. Karen’s Canine Campground: 435-259-7922. For lost dogs or problem dogs call Animal Control at 435-259-8115.

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1. How do I get to the Sand Flats Recreation Area?
2. Who manages the Sand Flats Recreation Area?
3. What is the user fee at the Sand Flats Recreation Area?
4. Does my federal or state pass work at Sand Flats?
5. Where do my fees go?
6. Does Sand Flats have an annual pass? How do I purchase a pass?
7. Can I camp at the Sand Flats Recreation Area and what does it cost?
8. What are the Sand Flats Recreation Area camping regulations?
9. Does Sand Flats take group site reservations?
10. What is minimum impact?
11. What is biological soil crust?
12. What are the Sand Flats Recreation Area day use regulations?
13. What do I need to know for playing it safe when riding my bike at Sand Flats?
14. Where can I ride my e-bike at Sand Flats?
15. How difficult is mountain biking on the Slickrock Bike trail?
16. What is the Porcupine Rim Trail like?
17. What is the LPS trail?
18. Where can I hike at Sand Flats?
19. Does Sand Flats have 4x4 trails?
20. What are some safety tips for traveling in the Sand Flats backcountry by motorized vehicle?
21. Where can I ride my ATV at Sand Flats?
22. Where can I ride my UTV at Sand Flats?
23. Where can I ride my motorcycle at Sand Flats?
24. Can I bring my dog?
25. Do you waive fees for volunteer groups?