Take a free tour of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

We’re open! Our staff is working hard to keep you safe. For more on what you can expect when you visit, see COVID-19: Keeping you safe »

Ready to experience the magic of the Sanctuary? Let us be your guide. Enjoy a free tour and fall in love with this lifesaving haven that’s a home-between-homes for hundreds of animals on any given day.

Please note: Tours are by reservation only and due to the Covid-19 pandemic visitors are currently not able to interact with the animals. Transportation is not provided for visitors, so you will need your own vehicle to follow our van on tour (we cannot accommodate RV's or trailers over 21 feet). 

Book a tour online

Questions? Call 435-644-2001, ext. 4537. Some tours are accessible by wheelchair. Please let us know if you need wheelchair accessibility when you call.

Currently, all tours are outside and take place weather permitting. Closed-toe shoes and masks are required. We also recommend that you bring water, bug spray, and a hat or sunscreen. All tours are limited to a total of six people. Durations and distances are approximate.

Cat World Walking tour
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. | Thursday, Friday at 2:30 p.m. (duration: 1.5 hours | distance: 1 mile)
Join us on a walking tour through Cat World and take in some of the cute furry faces while we show you how we are helping cats to heal and thrive.

Pig and Goat Walking Tour (long)
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. | Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. | Saturday at 1:00 p.m. (duration: 1 hour | distance: 1 mile)
Discover the affectionate personalities of potbellied pigs and the endearing goofiness of goats.

Pig and Goat Walking Tour (short)
Monday, Wednesday at 9:00 am (duration: 30 minutes | distance: .5 mile)
Discover the affectionate personalities of potbellied pigs and the endearing goofiness of goats.

Angels Rest Walking Tour
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. (duration: 30 minutes | distance: .25 miles)
Join us on a guided tour of Angels Rest, one of the most peaceful spots at the Sanctuary. Don’t know where to go? Stop by the Welcome Center for a map by 8:45 a.m.

Angels Overlook Memorial Park Tour (duration: 30 minutes | distance: .25 miles)
1st and 2nd Tuesdays of the month at 10:00 a.m. 

Join us on a guided tour of Angels Overlook Memorial Park. Please check in to the Welcome Center at the Sanctuary at least 20 minutes before your scheduled tour where we will give you a map to drive yourself to Angels Overlook. 

Parrot Garden Tour
Daily at 11:00 a.m. (duration: 45 minutes)
Join us at the Parrot Garden for a special tour and talk to some of the colorful birds. They may even talk back!

Wild Friends Walking Tour
Daily at 10:15 a.m. (duration: 45 minutes | distance: 1 mile)
Best Friends’ Wild Friends is a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitation center. Join us and discover how we help orphaned and injured wild animals get back on their feet.

Bunny House Tour
Daily at 2:00 p.m. (duration: 30 minutes)
Visit with our cute, fuzzy bunnies and a few adorable guinea pigs. We'll share some stories about them, and you'll learn some basic bunny care.

Horse Haven Walking Tour
Tuesday, Friday at 10:00 a.m. (duration: 30 minutes | distance: .5 mile)
Horse Haven is one of the most beautiful and majestic places at the Sanctuary. On this tour, you’ll meet some of our amazing horses and other barnyard pals.

The Grand Sanctuary Driving Tour
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. | Sunday, Monday, Wednesday 3:00 p.m. (duration: 1.5 hours)
The Grand Sanctuary Driving Tour lasts 1.5 hours and begins at the Best Friends Welcome Center. You’ll follow our tour van in your own vehicle past Dogtown, Cat World, and Horse Haven. You'll also see beautiful views of Angel Canyon and our most famous scenic landmarks like Angels Rest Memorial Park and Angels Landing. Due to current conditions, we do not stop or go inside any buildings at this time.

Behind the Scenes in Dogtown Walking Tour
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 1:30 p.m. | Saturday, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (duration: 1.5 hours | distance: 1 mile)
Join us for this in-depth tour and find out how Dogtown started. You must be 16 or older to take this tour.

Best Friends Scavenger Hunt
Daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stop by the Best Friends Welcome Center to pick up a driving map and start exploring the Sanctuary.

Ancient Rocks, Raptors & Ruins tour
Sunday, Friday at 9:00 AM (duration: 2 hours | distance: 2 miles)

Join a Sanctuary Ambassador for the Ancient Rocks, Raptors and Ruins tour, where we’ll introduce you to the “greatest earth on show.” This unique area was the Shangri-la of dinosaurs and an amazing setting for over 11,000 years of human history.

Water Canyon Hike
Tuesday, Wednesday at 9:00 AM | Monday, Saturday at 10:00 AM (duration: 1 hour | distance: 1 mile)

Join us for a guided hike of the Water Canyon Trail. Discover the history of the sandstone walls, learn about native plants and animals all while enjoying the beauty of Angel Canyon. The hike is considered moderately strenuous and is about 1-mile round trip. Children and leashed dogs are allowed. If you are bringing a dog, please contact the Welcome Center at 435-644-2001 ext. 4537 to be sure we can accommodate you on that day.

Please note: Currently, all tours are outside and weather permitting. Closed-toed shoes and masks are required. We also recommend you bring water, sunscreen, a hat, and bug spray. All tours are limited to a total of six people.

Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control. Registering in advance enables us to contact you if a tour is canceled. Tours are not available on Christmas day. If you are looking for time with the animals, we encourage you to volunteer in an animal care area.