Come and see not one, but two huge glaciers with your pup by your side! Big Pine Canyon boasts two different glaciers, which also happen to be the area's southernmost ice formations. The glaciers melt off into crystal-clear creeks and glacial lakes at high elevations, making the surroundings a natural wonderland just waiting for you to discover it.
Big Pine Canyon is composed of two group campsites where you and 24 of your closest pals can come together and have the outdoor adventure of a lifetime. Two trailers of up to 35 feet in length can fit on the Clyde Glacier site, along with six regular-sized vehicles or campers. The Palisade Glacier site is for tent camping also, though it is completely paved. There is drinking water at this facility, saving you one less item you need to lug along from home. There is a town about 8 miles away, so if you do find that you need to pick up some extra supplies, it is not a far journey.
Campers frequent this area to get up close and personal with the glaciers. The rock canyons are perfect for climbing, so if you have the equipment, why not traverse up to the top? The beautiful terrain also makes for ideal hiking with your pooch or horseback riding. Anglers flock to the glacial runoff for excellent fishing opportunities with spectacular views.
The sites come with campfire rings and grills, along with a bear-proof box to store all food, toiletries, and garbage if you are unable to get to an appropriate bin. Because of the bears, it is also important to store your pup's food in the box, and dispose of their waste appropriately so that you don't get any big, growly visitors in the night. Because there are two group sites, and a family campground is not far, keep your canine leashed and near you throughout your stay. This makes everyone's stay enjoyable -- and protects your beloved fur-baby!
If you have a group of friends just itching for some into-the-wild fun, why not check out Big Pine Canyon?