Where Are Pets Allowed at Grand Canyon?
Where can you bring your Pet at Grand Canyon National Park?
The best and most popular option for viewing Grand Canyon with your pet is along the South Rim's 'Rim Trail' which extends 13 miles from Yaki Point to Hermit's Rest. The trail varies from paved to unpaved and however far you want to walk is up to you and your furry companions! The most populated parts of the trail are from Yaki Point to Grand Canyon Village, with fewer and fewer people along the trail as you head west of Grand Canyon Village. If you're not up for a hike and just need a place to let your dogs out of the car, pets are also permitted in parking lots, paved overlooks and park campgrounds if they are on a leash.
On the North Rim, your options are much more limited; here, dogs are restricted to the bridle trail (greenway) that connects the lodge with the North Kaibab Trail, and the portion of the Arizona Trail that continues north from there to the park entrance station. Like the South Rim, leashed dogs are also permitted in parking lots, paved overlooks and park campgrounds as well. If you and your pets make it as far as Tuweep, pets are restricted to established and open roads and the campground.
Where CAN'T you bring your Pet at Grand Canyon National Park?
While there are many places for you and your pets to enjoy the fresh air and incredible views together, it is important to know that there are many places that you cannot go with your pets. These include any trail that goes below the rim of the canyon, inside federal buildings or park hotels and facilities, or on the park's free shuttle buses. Please remember that it is unsafe to leave your pets in your vehicle, even with the windows open, for any length of time. If you need to leave your pets for more than a few minutes, please refer to the information on boarding at the Grand Canyon South Rim Kennel below. For more information go to Grand Canyon National Parks Pet Information page.
Read below to learn about Pet Friendly Lodging and Kennels.