Situated directly off of I-10 in Dragoon, Arizona, the rest stop at Mile Marker 320 is a safe spot for pet relief. Also known as the Texas Canyon Rest Area, patrons will most likely come across this pet area if traveling long distances. The rest stop includes handicap facilities, pay phones, a picnic area, restrooms, vending machines, and, of course, a pet walk.
The facility is kept notoriously clean and gets the job done to take a break during a long drive. Pick up a couple of snacks from the standard vending machines if needed. Consider heading to the picnic area for lunch if you brought your food. Whether stopping for a short or lengthy amount of time, keep a camera in hand. The park is home to a scenic view of the Stone Mountains and boulders.
The I-10 Exit 320mm W Rest Stop (or Texas Canyon Rest Area) is ideal content for Dogstagram, and the pups will love taking action shots while playing in the dog walk. Speaking of dog walks, while there are no official rules posted please keep an eye on pooch at all times. We suggest surveying the area before allowing dogs off the leash or even on the leash.
Warning signs are posted around the rest area advising patrons to be cautious of scorpions and poisonous snakes. Considering this, it is probably the safest bet to keep all dogs on a leash. Please also pick up after your pup. Even though there is a cleaning staff on rotation, help do your part by bringing poop bags and disposing of them when done.
Unlike larger rest stops, Texas Canyon Rest Area does not provide any restaurant, hotel or gas options. The location is at least 20 minutes between the small towns of Pomerene and Cochise, so please make time to refuel before or after the rest area. The Texas Canyon Rest Area is a lovely, quick pit stop for pets and humans who need a break with a photo op.