Category Archives: Dogs and National Parks

Lower Calf Creek Falls

Another great pet friendly hike in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is Lower Calf Creek Falls.  It is a 2.5-3 mile hike to the falls starting at the Calf Creek Campground.  Most of the hike is in the open with only … Continue reading

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Willis Creek slot canyon in Escalante

  A while ago I wrote about visiting Devil’s Garden in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  Another dog friendly hike in the monument is Willis Creek Slot canyon.  The creek threads its way through the slot and you will get your … Continue reading

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New National Monument to visit

Today President Obama designated the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region near Las Cruces, NM to be a National Monument.  The 500,000 acre area includes mountain, desert and grassland habitats as well has archeological and historical resources.  There are numerous petroglyph sites … Continue reading

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Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

Waterton-Glacier gets 2 separate paw ratings, a and a .  The reason for the two ratings is the uniqueness of the park spanning 2 countries and each country having its own regulations.  The Glacier NP side here in the US … Continue reading

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Wupatki and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monuments

     One-paw rating for both. A short drive north of Flagstaff, AZ on US 89 you will find 2 National Monuments joined by a 35-mile loop road, they are Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki.  The landscape at Sunset Crater is dominated by … Continue reading

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Capitol Reef National Park

In central Utah, a 65 million years old, giant wrinkle in the Earth’s crust stretches for 100 miles.  It is called the Waterpocket Fold.  People of the Fremont culture lived here as early as 700AD till about 1250.  They were followed … Continue reading

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National Park dogs – Cabrillo National Monument

Sorry I have not been updating my dogs in National Park posts lately.  I decided to remedy that by going my most local park, Cabrillo National Monument located at Point Loma in San Diego, CA.  The park was established in 1913 … Continue reading

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Big Hole National Battlefield

If you are traveling with your pets and want to visit the battlefield be aware that the park is not dog friendly. There are 2 short trails which originate in the park but dogs are not allowed on them or … Continue reading

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Fossil Butte National Monument

If you find yourself in southwestern Wyoming and need a place to walk your dog or have a picnic, Fossil Butte National Monument is the place.  It is a quiet, pet friendly park with 2 trails and 3 dirt-track roads … Continue reading

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Capital Reef National Park

As mentioned in a previous post, Capital Reef is a 1-paw park. Pets are only allowed along roadways, developed areas the picnic area and campground. Even though the park lacks pet friendliness, it is still worth a visit.  The Fruita … Continue reading

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