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Grand Canyon National Park

Pets are permitted in Grand Canyon National Park. Pets must remain on a leash at all times. Pets are allowed on trails above the rim, Mather Campground, Desert View Campground, Trailer Village and throughout the developed areas. Pets are not permitted below the rim, in park lodging (hotel rooms), or on park buses. On the North Rim pets are not allowed other than the bridle path that connects the lodge with the North Kaibab Trail. A kennel is available at the South Rim only. It is open daily from 7:30am - 5pm. Call (928) 638-0534 for information. Reservations are suggested. Visit Website

Or call (928) 638-7888 or email grca_information@nps.gov for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Grand Canyon National Park has received a rating of 3.9 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Katalina-Marie
    Dec. 20, 2020
    Great Park

    We went to the South Rim and had a few hours to check things out. We parked in lot 2. Restrooms and visitor center (closed for covid) there. Its a nice quick 5 min walk to Mather Point. We continued northeast on the rim trail towards Yavapai Point. Walked as far as we liked, took pictures and enjoyed the view. Other guest had there dogs too! My pups enjoyed and passed out once back in the car.

    Check the site for closures & more specifics about where your dog can and can’t go. Also the BARK Ranger passport that was mentioned on the site was not available. Bring water and there weren’t any trash cans where we went (mentioned above), so we had to hold the poop bags (not a big deal) just wanted to put it out there.

  • Jan n
    Sep. 8, 2020
    Not dog friendly

    We spent 1 week at the South and North rim. Not dog friendly. Dogs not allowed on any trails. Signs posted everywhere, we have 2 toy poodles and the rangers told us we couldn’t even carry them

  • Rebecka
    Jun. 5, 2019
    No dogs below rim! Used the kennel on grounds.

    Thank you for having a kennel on the grounds. Therefore, I was able to go day hike with family below the rim while my dogs stayed in their kennel in the morning.

  • John
    Jun. 3, 2019
    Epic Road trip

    Enjoyed visiting this great NP. Had plenty of places for our dog to walk and we all enjoyed.

  • Libby
    Feb. 27, 2019
    Limited Access... No Trails

    You can not take your dog on any trail in the park. Dogs must be leashed in visitor centers. They may not go inside any buildings. There is limited water.

  • Silvia
    More than a year ago
    Lots of places to walk

    You can venture anywhere with your dog above the rim. Great for dogs as long as they are leashed.

  • Adrian
    More than a year ago

    We've visited the Grand Canyon several times with our pack, and it's always serene and beautiful. Just remember some basic safety tips. Always carry lots of water for both you and your pups. And go early in the morning before it gets too hot for the dogs. Have fun!

  • Trevor
    More than a year ago
    Walking the rim

    Great walking my dog along the rim. No, you can't go hiking down the canyon, but that was OK for us. Just keep your dog on the short leash if they chase squirrels, you are right near the edge at places! Also very handicap accessible

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