National Park

Grand Canyon Dog Policy

Grand Canyon National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Trails
Dogs Limited
[]
Campground
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []
Roads
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []

The Grand Canyon, carved by the mighty Colorado River, is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 1 mile (1.6 km) deep, and up to 15 miles (24 km) wide. Millions of years of erosion have exposed the multicolored layers of the Colorado Plateau in mesas and canyon walls, visible from trails that descend into the canyon from north and south rims.[1]

Grand Canyon National Park is a fairly dog friendly park, particularly the side on the South Rim. Dogs are allowed in campgrounds, and on trails that are above the rim. There is also a kennel at the South Rim that can be used if you want to take the longer hikes/etc.

You can find more information about the kennel here: Grand Canyon Kennel at the South Rim

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Website
https://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm
Pet Policy Details
https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/pets.htm
Kennel
Has Kennel
Area
1878 mi2
Annual Visitors
2,897,098

Trail Policy

Dogs are permitted on trails above the rim of the canyon while on 6' leashes.

On the North Rim side, dogs are only allowed on the bridle trail.

On the South Rim, there are several miles of trails where dogs are allowed that are above the rim.

Dogs are not permitted on any trails below the rim of the canyon.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in campgrounds while on a leash. Campground details are below:

Campground Dogs Allowed? # Dog Friendly Sites Equipment
Desert View Campground Yes 50 Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle Reservations/Info
Mather Campground Yes 357 Boat, Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Horse, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle Reservations/Info
North Rim Campground Yes 125 Car, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer Reservations/Info
Trailer Village RV Park Yes Reservations/Info
Campground details from Recreation.gov

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed along paved roads while on a 6' leash.

Location & Map

State
Arizona
Locality
Grand Canyon

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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