Be Aware of Regulations to Help Protect Our Watershed

Clean water is a goal that everyone can support. At the same time, it’s easy for other healthy goals – like hiking in our beautiful mountains – to put this precious resource at risk.

How does that work? Well, as the population of Draper and surrounding areas continues to grow, more and more people use the hiking trails in Corner Canyon and other nearby areas, which is the source of our drinking water. Many of those people understandably want to bring their dogs to enjoy a mountain hike with them. So far, so good – as long as they follow the guidelines to keep our watershed clean.

In a nutshell, the guidelines are:

  • Dogs are allowed only on and below the Bonneville Shoreline trail.
  • No dogs are allowed above the Bonneville Shoreline trail.
  • Within the allowed area, all dogs must remain on leash.
  • Dog companions must pick up and carry out any waste from their animal.Failure to follow these guidelines can result in a hefty fine, so be sure you understand exactly where, when, and how your canine friend is welcome before heading to the mountains.

    Here’s a link to a map showing the protected watershed area, as well as a link to the city ordinances governing dogs in the watershed