Our Wasatch Back canines don't have it too ruff!  We are a community that passionately loves dogs; like their humans, our furry friends enjoy an active, fit lifestyle and considerable pampering. As the Dog Days of Summer wind down and cool mornings and evenings signal the arrival of Fall, the canine community rejoices with the change of seasons. The pavement is no longer scorching hot, yet the reservoirs are full. This newsletter covers everything dogs in the Greater Park City area - from parks to swimming holes to dog-friendly patios to grooming services, you'll find great information on how and where to have fun with your pup the remainder of summer and into the Fall!
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Dog-Friendly Patios in Park City


Located on the lower stretch of Park City's Historic Main Street by the Town Lift is Collie's Sports Bar & Grill. They offer casual fare in a pub setting. It's family friendly, and dogs are welcome on the shaded patio. When your furry pal is at home, this is also a great place to watch the game. 

Silver Star Cafe, at the base of Park City Resort, offers one of the most expansive, scenic and dog-friendly patios in town, ideal for meeting up for lunch before or after a hike on the nearby Armstrong or Dawns Trails. Tucked within the Silver Star condominium development on the west edge of Park City Municipal Golf Course, the Café offers an intimate, upscale rustic vibe with award-winning Roots Cuisine. Lunch is offered Monday - Friday, brunch Saturday and Sunday, and dinner nightly, with live music on the weekends. Dogs are welcome on the patio, and water bowls are provided!


Windy Ridge is part of the Bill White Restaurant collection and offers a lovely patio in an "off the beaten path" location loved by locals on Ironhorse Drive, right off Bonanza Drive. The food is delicious whether you and 'Fido' are dropping in for a quick lunch, enjoying a relaxing dinner, or picking up a to-go order. Dogs are welcome on the patio.


Sushi Blue, another member of the Bill White Restaurant group, is located on the southeast side of the Redstone shopping area. They offer a variety of unique menu selections from fresh sushi to Kobe Beef Hot Dogs and Korean Street Tacos. Dogs are welcome on the patio. 

Located in the Park City Chamber Visitor Center in Kimball Junction, Hugo Coffee Shop is a very dog-friendly spot to enjoy a small-batch roasted coffee. Dog owners craving a latte can head to one of Hugo's outdoor tables overlooking Olympic Park to sip alongside their canine companion. Business owner Claudia McMullin is a passionate dog lover and supporter of local rescue organizations and as such, offers all kinds of treats for your canine pals. Their slogan is "Coffee with a Paws" which is so apropos! Give Hugo a nice big scratch behind his ears!  
A good resource for finding pet friendly patios and more: 

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Our Favorite Dog Parks in Park City and Heber Valley

Willow Creek Park (4460 Split Rail Lane) is an enclosed 2.4-acre fenced area with a large dog-friendly pond which features both a zero-entry point and a floating dock for dogs to jump from if they are tempted. There is a 1/3-mile soft surface trail inside the dog park with a 1/2 acre area of "fetch" space. The park also features an agility course for your furry best friends to work on their skills. For the dog owners, there are three small shade shelters to enjoy while keeping an eye on your dog.

Library Park  (1255 Park Ave and 13th St.) This big, open field on the north side of the Park City Library and Jim Santy Auditorium is a neighborhood gem that is perfect for dog who love to fetch. Throughout the day, you'll find dogs of all breeds chasing sticks and balls or chilling in the shade while their owners visit with other humans. 

Trailside Park (5715 Trailside Drive) includes a park area specific to small dogs as well as a large all-size dog area. Both have sodded and natural surfaces for the pups to run and play, with benches and shade shelters for the humans. In Trailside Park, there is also a 1-mile off-leash trail where your dog can run free, just look for the signs of where you must have them leashed.

Run-A-Muk Trail Area (Utah Olympic Parkway) includes approximately 2 miles of trail to wander with your dog or 43-acres to let them run free. Dog Park hours are dawn to dusk, and restroom facilities are available on site within the parks. Please make sure that your dog is leashed until in the dog park. There are Mutt-Mitt stations throughout the dog parks and at the Run-A-Muk trailside, so please pick up after your pet. There is no poop fairy! 

Round Valley is a 1,500 acre playground boasting 30 miles of trails best accessed at Quinn's Junction trailhead (84098 Gilmor Way) offering both on and off-leash areas. There is also decent parking on the Park Meadow's side off the northern tip of Meadows Drive and a small parking area at the Old Ranch Road access point, 1/4 mile north of the 4600 intersection.  Please consult the large maps at the trail heads.  

The Woods at Parley's Lane (4275 Sunrise Drive) is the area's newest addition of off-leash parks. It is a smaller park with plenty of room for your dog to play off leash. 

Some good things to keep in mind:

1) The air temperature is NOT an accurate reflection of ground temperature at all! As a basic ‘rule of paw’ - If the pavement feels too hot for your bare foot, it is too hot for Fido’s tender paws.

2)  Just 10 minutes in a hot car can cause heat stroke. Make sure that errand you're running is as short as you think it is!

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A Local Non-Profit Backcountry Rescue Provider
Wasatch Backcountry Rescue (WBR) is a local nonprofit with the purpose of rapid response for avalanche rescue, winter related mountain rescue, and medical evacuation incidents using trained professionals and search and rescue dogs. Their dog school trains and certifies professional rescue dogs all around the Wasatch to keep us safe in the mountains!
Donate to Wasatch Backcountry Rescue!

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What can CBD do for your dog?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. The AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jerry Klein says it is essential to note that in most cases, CBD does not contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. In fact, most CBD products are derived from hemp and not from marijuana.

Many pet owners have had success administering CBD oil to help their dogs with anxiety, inflammation/joint issues and pain, and many other health problems. Learn more here.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding - Tons of Fun with Fido
Beginners should head to "Pebble Beach" at Deer Valley Plaza where the only intimidating factor is the audience from the Deer Valley Cafe deck. Intermediates love Jordanelle and Rockport Reservoirs. Advanced paddle-boarders are drawn to the Weber River in the stretch between Henefer and Taggart. It’s worth the drive to go watch experts navigate rapids with Fido on board! You can then enjoy lunch with peacocks at the infamous Taggart's Grill at the take-out.
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Dog-Friendly Swimming Holes
Many of our mountain dog breeds love to swim. In addition to the Willow Creek Dog Pond, there’s a popular dog pond between Pinebrook and Summit Park near Gorgoza Park. It’s right off the paved trail, with very limited parking so best to walk in. Both the Jordanelle Reservoir and Rockport Reservoir welcome dogs, with prohibitions on beaches, so it’s ideal to bring them on your boat. Finally, the Uinta Mountains are FULL of lakes, and dogs are allowed at all of them! 

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Some Tips & Local Campgrounds to Enjoy with Your Pup


While dogs are NOT allowed on the beaches, they are allowed in the campground and on nearby trails.

Mirror Lake Campground is in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, 75 miles east of Salt Lake City. Dogs are allowed on the 2.8 mile trail around the lake, and you’re within easy access of trails that lead to the popular Highline Trail.

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Wasatch Back Trails You and Your Dog Will Love
With over 400 miles of interconnected trails, some of which are paved, these multi-user trails require keen attention to etiquette. And as always, remember there is no Poop Fairy, so please clean up after your furry friends!

Want to stick close to town but get out in nature with your pooch? One of our favorites is Iron Mountain - 3.8 miles that gains 1,800 feet but is forested and shady. The hike will take you to an overlook with view of Park City and the resort - a hefty climb but worth it!  Another favorite is McLeod Creek Trail - 2 miles starting at Willow Creek Park. This is an easy hike with McLeod Creek intersecting the trail and providing some water relief and swimming fun for your pooches! Finally, give Rob's Trail a go. It's 4 miles that gradually ascend alpine terrain with aspens and pines all around. Although the hike is moderately to fully shaded, there are no water sources.

There are numerous options throughout the enormous Wasatch Mountain State Park  for on and off-leash areas adjacent to the Wasatch Mountain and Soldier Hollow Golf Courses as well as within the Dutch Hollow trail network. 

The Provo River area offers abundant trails with 5 points of access along the river, a great option for larger dogs who love swimming. These areas are very popular with fly fisherman; please practice good etiquette and give a wide berth!
Coyote Canyon, on the east side of Heber Valley, is accessed by Coyote Lane off Highway 40. This area is popular with mountain bikers so be "leash ready."  Enjoy expansive views of Mt. Timpanogos and the Heber Valley. Note that there's virtually no shade offered here, so time your hike accordingly 

Thanks to the developers of High Star Ranch, there's now a nice trail network on the uphill side of this community. This multi-use trail system is also popular with mountain bikers, so have the leash ready at all times. Check out their events calendar to enjoy concerts and other events before or after your hike or enjoy a nice meal at the State Road Tavern. You'll have to leash your dog for these activities. Oakley City has a nice diversity of trails accessible at the Rodeo Grounds; additional trails have been mapped at SouthSummitTrails.org.

With millions of acres and abundant trails, the Uinta Mountains are perfect for longer hikes with plentiful swimming opportunities and incredible vistas.  It's definitely worth the drive for a longer outing. You'll both enjoy the famous jerky from Samak Smokehouse on your way back home. 

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Great Places to Take Your Pooch in the Heber Valley

Memorial Hill in Midway on River Road is a popular, 2-mile hiking loop that offers commanding views of the Heber Valley with a wonderful veteran’s memorial at the top of the hill. Dogs must be leashed and Mutt Mitts are provided. 

Midway Town Dog Park is located at the base of the Valais and Interlaken communities off Burgi Lane, offering a large fenced play space.

Heber City Dog Park is located at 254 W 650 N.

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From Grooming to Therapy to Grub

Dog Dive is a wonderful hydrotherapy facility in Quarry Village at the base of Pinebrook, right next to O’Shucks Bar & Grill. Owner Angela Dirkers is a licensed massage therapist certified in canine aqua-therapy. You can bring your best friend in for a treatment or a recreational swim.

Bark City Pet Emporium delivers pet supplies and food right to your door! They also offer free range kenneling services and can pick up your pooch at your home and deliver him or her upon your return. 435.640.5334

With Groomin' on the Go, a professional mobile groomer comes right to your home or office, providing all the comforts of a grooming shop without you needing to dropoff and then pickup your pup. Park City Pet Salon is located in Prospector and offers grooming services for all breeds. Tee J's Custom Mutt Cuts offers affordable grooming and pet sitting services in Heber. Mountain Dog Lounge offers grooming services in Heber. Contact Tracy at 385.312.0515.

Nuzzles & Co. has a pet adoption facility on the east side of the Tanger Factory Outlets near the Famous Footwear Store by the Outlet offices. They have a much larger ranch in Brown’s Canyon where this non-profit, no-kill organization works to find homes for dogs and cats. Formerly known as Friend of Animals Utah, this non-profit hosts the annual Barking Ball fundraiser and has a very active social media presence. 
We love the mission of Nuzzles and Co. so much that Keller Williams Park City features a "Dog of the Week"  in our Park Record ads. Look for our Saturday ads!

We also love
Paws for Life, Heber City's a NKUT coalition partner and animal rescue organization. 

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Meet Our Canine Family Here at KW Park City

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Homes with Fenced-In Yards - Perfect for Your Pooch!
2381 Lucky John  |  Park City
5 beds  |  5 baths  |  6,056 sq ft  |  1.16 acres  |  $5,495,000
5804 N Old Ranch Road  |  Park City
4 beds  |  3 baths  |  3,345 sq ft  |  2.46 acres  |  $1,795,000
3165 Thistle Street  |  Park City
6 beds  |  5 baths  |  5,717 sq ft  |  0.32 acres  |  $2,175,000
1760 S 3350 E  |  Heber City
7 beds  |  5 baths  |  5,268 sq ft  |  1.04 acres  |  $924,900
210 Parkview Drive  |  Park City
5 beds  |  4 baths  |  4,063 sq ft  |  0.3 acres  |  $995,000
1039 E 170 N  |  Heber City
4 beds  |  3 baths  |  2,326 sq ft  |  0.21 acres  |  $440,000