Grand Canyon National Park is located on two counties in Arizona. The park spans across a total area of 1,217,262 acres and is located in Coconino County and Mohave County in Arizona. The closest cities to the park include Fredonia, Arizona in the North Rim and Tusayan, Arizona in the South Rim.
The North Rim is disconnected from the South Rim by ten miles as the crow flies but is separated by a 215-mile road or an approximately four-and-a-half-hour drive. Grand Canyon National Park was established on February 26, 1919. The national park has several distinct features that make the park an attractive place to visit.
Some of the special features include access to 277 miles of the Colorado River including adjacent uplands and several large formations that have been exposed by erosion during the sites long geological history. Additionally, several recreational activities can be enjoyed at the park including hiking, bicycling, camping, horseback riding, fishing, whitewater rafting, auto touring, cross-country skiing, interpretive programs, and guided tours.
Dogs are allowed into the park, but some restrictions must be followed. For example, you must always keep your dog in a secured enclosure or on a leash that is, at most, six feet in length. If you bring your furbaby to the park, you must also avoid all park buildings. If you are going to visit areas of the park that you should not access, then you should make arrangements to make use of the South Rim Kennel where you can utilize dog boarding facilities.
That said, you can access most areas of the park including the Yavapai Lodge and campgrounds within the park. You are also expected to observe basic pet etiquette which includes cleaning up after your dog and disposing of your dog’s solid waste in the right manner. Additionally, you should not leave your dog unattended in the car.