Activities For Dogs In Bryce Canyon National Park

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Introduction

Planning a trip to the Bryce Canyon? Want to bring your dog along with you? Then you definitely need to check out these perfect, pet-friendly activities. While many of the trails in Bryce Canyon do not allow dogs, all you need to do is know which places are dog-friendly! The key is, you definitely don't want to leave your dog at home while you explore this fantastic area. Follow this guide and get ready for a fantastic trip.

Hiking

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Sunny Day
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1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Water
Leash
Collar
Doggy Waste Bags
Activity description
When you think of Bryce Canyon, you may automatically think of hiking and walking with your dog. You may be saddened to find that many trails are not pet-friendly. Mainly, the trails which are paved do not allow dogs. Don't get too upset yet, though! There are many trails that your pup will enjoy. With plenty of sites to see along the way, you will not be at a loss for gorgeous views when you choose to hike one of these trails despite them lacking the luxury of pavement. Isn't it more fun to have your paws on real dirt anyway?
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Rim Trail
Rim Trail is one you absolutely have to hike with your dog. The panoramic path takes you along the ridge of the amphitheater where you will be able to see a variety of hoodoos in all sizes, shapes and colors. The only thing to remember is to keep your dog on a leash at all times while you walk along this unforgettable path.
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Devils Garden Trail
This hike is actually not in Bryce Canyon but in the nearby Escalante, Utah (remember, Bryce Canyon is a little short on trails for dogs!). The one mile trail is a great length for dogs and is a place you can go to walk anytime when you just need a fast-paced change of scenery. With many unique rock formations and plenty of space for your dog to run, the Devils Garden Trail is a must when in the Bryce Canyon area.
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Panorama Trail
Kodachrome Basin State Park is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Bryce Canyon and is an essential stop while you are in the are with your dog. This 5.4 mile loop is a long trail so plan several hours to walk it with your dog and be sure to bring some extra water. With a 360 degree view at the peak of the trail, the breathtaking view is worth the long hike. Walk this trail when you need to just get away with your dog and enjoy being out in nature.
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Photo Shoot

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1 hr
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Bryce Canyon is one of the most picturesque locations on the planet. and when you visit, you will want to capture it with your dog in view as well. So why not plan a photo shoot with your pup.? With so many perfect locations to choose from, the trickiest part is going to be picking the perfect photo spot. These tried and true locations will give you the best photos that truly encapsulate the beauty of Bryce Canyon and will make for the best backdrop for your pup's smiling face. Most locations charge a small entrance fee and you will want to go on a day when the weather is nice and sunny to make the perfect photo. Bring a tripod and you can even get in the picture with your dog!
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Rainbow Point
Rainbow Point is a fantastic place to photograph your dog at Bryce Canyon. To start, you can drive to the parking area which means you don't even have to walk to the photo location. From this point, you can look down at the hoodoos and see for miles and miles across the canyon. Position your dog in front of the canyon and snap away!
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Inspiration Point
This location was aptly named as just standing at Inspiration Point will inspire you for sure. The breathtaking views are full of reds and oranges along with many levels of natural rock formations. This is what the canyon is all about. Take many photos of your dog either running and sniffing the area in their natural way or have them sit and smile toward you to catch a great head shot!
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Sunrise Point
Sunrise Point is a fantastic location for a photo shoot with your dog. The spot is located on Rim Trail which is a hiking trail that allows leashed dogs so not only can you get a great walk (or workout!) in but you can end your hike with a picture perfect view. Snap a photo of your dog that you can frame and hang on your wall at home and remember forever!
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Staying Over

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24 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Food and Water
Overnight gear
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If you are visiting Bryce Canyon with your dog, you will need to plan a place to stay overnight which can be a challenge when traveling with a dog. Not all hotels and motels allow pups and you want to be prepared before heading out on your adventure to be sure you and your dog have a place to rest your head at night! Many people love camping in Bryce Canyon but unfortunately, the canyon doesn't allow pets at their campsites which means this list of places to stay is even more important since that option is out! Don't worry, there are many places that will welcome you and your pup!
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Pine Lake Campground
Located in Escalante, Utah, this campground is right around the corner from Bryce Canyon and, the best part, they allow dogs! If you had your heart set on camping then this is the place to go. It is extremely affordable and allows multiple dogs of any size to visit. So grab your tent and get ready to spend the night under the stars with your dog!
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The Marianna Inn
The Marianna Inn Motel is the perfect place to stay with your dog when in the Bryce Canyon area. Not only is this motel affordable but they also accept pets of all sizes! There is a small pet fee but it is well worth the cost of staying in a nice cozy bed with your pup. The motel may not be the most luxurious but it has everything you need.
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Bryce Canyon Resort
Not only is this a resort that allows any number of pets per room (bring all your dogs!) but they also have a full service restaurant that you and your dog can enjoy! With no size restrictions, you are free to bring any size dog to this motel that you'd like. With Bryce Canyon so close, you can hike or drive it any time you'd like and then head back to the hotel.
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Dining Out

When visiting Bryce Canyon, you're going to get hungry and you and your pup will need to stop somewhere to eat. Find a dog-friendly restaurant where you can both enjoy a good meal together.

Sunday Drive

If you feel like going for a nice drive with your dog, Bryce Canyon is the place to do it. With so many sites and amazing views, you will be astounded and your dog will love being part of the adventure.

Conclusion

Bryce Canyon should be on everyone's list of places to visit. Not only should you visit but it is clear that you should bring your dog along as well! With plenty of places to hike, several places to stay and the best photo opportunities that you have ever seen, you are going to want several days in Bryce Canyon in order to see it all! So grab your pup, make a few plans and head out on an adventure that you will never forget.