Activities For Dogs In Death Valley National Park

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Introduction

Death Valley National Park is one of the largest national parks in the USA, located across the border of Nevada and California, to the east of Sierra Nevada. You can find salt flats, sand dunes, valleys, mountains, and canyons in this national park, and it is the hottest and driest national park in the United States. Numerous plants and animals live here, and they are fascinating because they managed to survive in the hot desert environment, and you can also find Native American groups living here to this day! A fascinating place to visit with your beloved pup! 

Twenty Mule Team Canyon Road

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Hot Day
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2 - 4 hrs
Items needed
water
food
leash
First Aid Kit
Activity description

Pets are welcome in the Death Valley National Park, but they have to be on a leash no longer than six feet! So, make sure that you have your trusty leash with you and start exploring! One of the amazing places you and your dog can visit is the Twenty Mule Team Canyon Road, a three mile dirt road which passes through the whimsical badlands. You can see a plethora of plants here and enjoy all the colors mother nature gave us, all while getting some exercise in the process.

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Prepare for the environment
Before your long walk, make sure that you are prepared for the desert environment. Get a comfortable leash for your dog, and pack a water bottle and a collapsible water bowl for your pup. Make sure you are both hydrated to avoid exhaustion and dehydration. It is always recommended to include a first aid kit of sorts in your backpack, just in case you or your pup get an injury.
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Enjoy the scenery
Walking this path is a magical experience best shared with a best friend, your lovely doggo. You can stroll down the dirt road and bask in the beauties of the desert, taking a few rest stops if needed. Be respectful of nature and make sure your hiking buddy stays close to you at all times. As always, drink your water! Don’t let the scorching sun ruin your day!
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Titus Canyon Road

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2 - 4 hrs
Items needed
leash
water
Activity description
If you love hiking, you will love the Titus Canyon Road in the Death Valley National Park. It is a scenic path that will take you on a great adventure where you can see many wonders of this beautiful place, and take in all the beauty of the national park. You really get to appreciate the natural environment when you get here, because you realize how some plants and animals can survive in such harsh conditions, probably very foreign to the modern-day man and dog. As always, be smart and pack smart – always bring water with you and make sure that you and your pup are protected from the sun.
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Hike it
This picturesque road stretches across the Death Valley and provides many wonders to be seen. One of them is an occasional herd of bighorn sheep you can come across, which just shows how magical mother nature is. However, this also means that you have to keep your dog on a leash at all times.
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Picnic
When you get tired, get some rest and do a mini picnic with your best friend. Drink your water and share a tasty snack with your dog, but don’t eat anything heavy! Light snacks such as vegetables will be the best, so as to avoid overeating and getting sick in the heat.
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Lodge Stopover

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24 - 48 hrs
Items needed
Food and Water
Leash
Activity description

When you get tired of walking around all day, exploring the wonders of the Death Valley National Park, you need to rest a bit, right? If you don’t feel like going home just yet, you can lodge in one of the villages in the area, such as the Stovepipe Wells Village. This is one of the main lodging areas where dogs are more than welcome at no charge! Now that sounds like a treat! You also have an option of the nearby RV park, as well as the national park campgrounds. Different strokes for different folks as they say.

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Relax
Time to get lazy! After a long day of being active, it is time to relax, have a good meal, and a nice shower. Whichever facility you choose, whether the lodging house, the RV park, or the campsite, they all provide showers where you can rinse off the dirt and sand from your long hike. Make sure your canine companion feels refreshed, too and maybe even offer them a light massage!
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Eat to replenish
Have a delicious meal in one of the eateries on the grounds. As all of them are dog-friendly, you will not have a problem to find a perfect place to dine in. A word of advice, don’t fill up on heavy foods, that’s never a good idea in the scorching heat. Also, make sure that your dog gets a healthy meal to replenish their energy spent in the whole day of hiking in the sun.
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Chloride City Road

Walk this road when the temperature becomes too hot in the valley. You can have a nice relaxing hike without getting burnt in the sun, and it is definitely better than spending the whole day indoors! 

Campground Fun

If you decided to camp for the night, you will surely meet other travelers with their own dogs, so you can all have a nice evening of games with your pups. Fetch, hide and seek, or just treat hunting will make your evening more fun and exciting, and you may make some new friends in the process.

Conclusion

When you are in the Death Valley National Park, be respectful to the natural environment. Keep your doggo on the leash and don’t let them scare the wildlife. Be a responsible dog owner and clean up after them so as to avoid spreading diseases to the animals that live here. Also, make sure that you keep your dog by your side at all times and don’t let them wander around during the night, since coyotes can get to them and hurt them badly, or worse. Protect their paws from prickly plants, and always, always, always have enough water for them!