Dogs at Valley of Fire
As an animal lover, I love to take my pooches with me as many places as I can go.
Unfortunately, some hikes the dogs are not allowed to enter all trails and hiking areas (e.g., Kanarra Creek Falls) and they must stay at home.
Fortunately, if you want to camp and hike with your four-legged friend you can take them with you to the Valley of Fire, BUT… they must be on a leash at all times.
Be aware that some trails may not be suitable for a dog during summer months due to the extremely hot sand, e.g., Rainbow Vista, Petroglyph Canyon, etc.
I hiked Rainbow Vista in early June and the hot sand “splashing” against my legs at times was not a treat.
Make sure you have a good harness so your dog cant’ “wiggle” out off leash. I have to use a harness as my escape artist can be out of her leash/collar combo in a matter of seconds.
I use the one below for my dogs so they can pack in their own water, bowl, and snacks.
My friend’s wonderful dog Charlie enjoying the shade on the Rainbow Rock Trail. (And yes, we had him on a leash – we took it off for the photo.)
From the Nevada State Park website:
Can I bring my dog?
Leashed dogs are welcome at most Nevada State Parks.
Dogs are not permitted at Sand Harbor from April 15th through October 15th due to the high volume of visitors.