Stunning red rocks, gorgeous vistas, and strange rock hoodoos? It must be Bryce Canyon National Park! Located in Southern Utah, this puptacular park is unlike anything your pup has ever seen. They’ll be inspired by the massive canyon, geological formations, and array of color found in the park’s natural beauty.
The first thing to know about visiting this National Park
with your pooch is that there are pretty heavy restrictions on where pets can
go. To help protect the park’s delicate ecosystem, dogs are only allowed on
paved surfaces. This includes paved roads, paved viewpoints, parking lots, and
paved campgrounds. They must always be leashed and picked up after. While it
may be tempting, never leave your pooch in a car while you go explore the park.
Summer temperatures can get pretty hot and the last thing you want to do is put
your pal in danger.
As far as hiking goes, your pooch can go on the paved
trail between Sunrise and Sunset Points. This stretch is about a mile long. It
may be short but it has pawsome views of Bryce Amphitheater. It’s a great way
for your pup to get a taste of the park’s unique scenery. They are also welcome
to trot along the Shared Use Path that runs from the park entrance to
There are two campgrounds in the park. The North
Campground has 99 sites and can accommodate both RVs and tents. Sunset
Campground is near the Visitors Center. It has 100 sites, and can also accommodate
RVs. All campsites have a picnic table, access to drinking water, and a fire
pit. At the end of the day, your furry friend will love relaxing by the fire
and gazing up at the brilliant night sky.
Bryce Canyon National Park should definitely be on your
pup’s barket list!