Late fall, winter, and early spring are the perfect times of the year for visiting Arizona’s national parks with pets. And with over 70% of Arizona’s spectacular landscape preserved as public land – much of it managed by the National Park Service – there’s a lot to see!
National Park Pet Policies
In general, the pet policies at national parks are pretty restrictive. But each site considers many factors when balancing public access (including where to allow pets) with protecting the environment and wildlife. As a result, you’ll find policies at national parks that range from very pet friendly to barely pet tolerant.
Plan a Pet-Friendly Trip to Arizona’s National Parks
With iconic national parks like the Grand Canyon, and lesser known sites, such as Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona has many treasures to behold. If you’re planning a pet-friendly trip to Arizona, having the pet policies at all the national park attractions will help you decide which pet-friendly national parks in Arizona make your itinerary.
Leashed pets are allowed at all of the overlooks on Rim Drive and in the campground. Visitors are only allowed to enter the canyon on an approved Navajo tour. Check with individual tours for their pet policies.
GoPetFriendly named Grand Canyon National Park as the top pet-friendly attraction in Arizona! Pets are welcome on the entire 13-mile Rim Trail, in the campground at at Yavapai Lodge. If you plan to hike below the rim, make arrangements with the kennel at the South Rim, as pets aren’t allowed on those hiking trails.