Grand Canyon National Park
March 15, 2012
You can bring your pup when you visit one of the most popular national parks in the country – the Grand Canyon National Park. Mules regularly cover the trails of the Grand Canyon and your pet is definitely welcome here. You can bring your furry friend along, but you have to be aware of certain restrictions that are in force within the National Park.
You have to remember that you have to leash your dog at all times. You and your leashed dog are allowed in pet friendly camping places such as the Desert View Campground and Mather Campground, and the pet friendly hiking trails above the rim. The trails and areas below the rim are off-limits for pets, as well as in park hotel rooms and park buses.
If you are planning to cover the bottom section of the canyon with your furry friend, you must take the North Khalib Trail. You and you furry friend can enjoy the amazing view of the fabulous landscape along this pet-friendly hiking trail. You can find several rest stops along this trail where you can stretch your legs and relax. If you are planning to include in your activities visits to the hiking trails and camping grounds where pets are not allowed, then you can just leave your pet at the kennel which is located at the South Rim section which operates from 7:30 am to 5 pm.
There are other outdoor activities and adventures that you can try during your visit to the Grand Canyon. These include biking, hunting, ATV tours, horseback riding and fishing.
When planning your visit to the Grand Canyon, it is essential that you check out the pet friendly hotels, motels and B & B that are located within the park and its immediate vicinity. If you are planning to camp or drive your RV to the Grand Canyon, then you need to check out the pet friendly camping places and RV park section in the National Park.