Does your pup love hiking? Then treat them to a day in Government Canyon State Park so they can explore the puptacular trails found here. This massive natural area stretches over 12,000 acres of rugged land. While visiting, your doggo can reconnect with their wild side and get some pawsome exercise.
This natural area has some restrictions on where
canine visitors can go. Dogs are only allowed on the Frontcountry trails which feature a couple trails your pal will love. The Savannah Loop begins at the Frontcountry Trailhead. It wanders
through the lovely terrain and gives your pupster a good taste of the area’s beauty.
Be prepared for a couple creek crossings and some rocky patches, but it’s
nothing your pal can’t handle. All in
all, this trail clocks in at just over two miles. It’s a great option if you
have two legged children in tow.
Lytle’s Loop is the other Frontcountry trail that allows
dogs. It begins from the Frontcountry Trailhead and meanders through the
rolling hills for five miles. If you time your hike just right,
you and your pooch will be treated to a pawsome display of wild flowers. Your
pup will love trotting along this trail and taking in all the new smells. If
your pal is quiet while you hike, you may even see a Rio Grande wild turkey, a
northern bobwhite quail, or a white tailed deer. If you do come across wildlife, make sure your
pal minds their manners and doesn’t bark or chase it.
Don’t forget to bring a couple clean up bags so you can
pick up whatever your pup puts down. Also, be sure to have plenty of water for
both you and your furry friend. Both trails have shade, but it can still get
pretty hot. Above all else, have a woofderful time hiking with your canine