Have you ever wanted to visit Grand Canyon National Park? Are you considering a trip there with your dog? Then you’ll want to know if they are a dog friendly park.
When it comes to traveling with our pets, there are a lot of things we need to pay attention to. Not only are there restrictions on where we can go with our dogs, but there are also places that we can’t necessarily stay overnight or there are places where our dogs are not allowed to walk. And these are things we have to take into account when going to national parks.
Specifically, if you want to visit Grand Canyon National Park, you likely need to know if your dog is even allowed in the park. And if they are allowed in the park, where are they allowed to be?
Are dogs allowed at Grand Canyon National Park?
While dogs are technically allowed at Grand Canyon National Park, there are restrictions are where they are allowed to be. In particular, Bring Fido explains,
"Dogs are not allowed to accompany you on trails below the rim, but there are many places you can explore with your leashed four-legged friends."
So what are some trails your pup can take with you? There is the South Rim Trail and the Bridle Trail (on the North Rim), as well as a 25 mile drive along the Desert View Drive.
Beyond the trails and this drive, another option for taking your pup with you to the National Park is the Coyote Tour of the Grand Canyon, which is apparently a dog friendly excursion that will allow you and your pup to experience the canyon in a whole new way.
Honestly, we love the fact that our pups can travel with us and can experience the magic of the National Parks. And while they may not be able to go everywhere in the park, the fact that there are places that they are allowed makes the experience even more special.