Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Hike at Bryce Canyon

Sometimes, the best way to explore the trails that wind through the national parks is with your best friend — even when your best friend is a furry, four-legged pup. At Parry Lodge, we welcome guests and up to two pets for an additional fee, and we love to recommend pet-friendly trails nearby.

Bryce Canyon National Park, which is located just 88 minutes away from Parry Lodge, welcomes visitors and their furry friends. Here's what you need to know about hiking in Bryce Canyon with your dog.

What are the Rules?

Bryce Canyon National Park does allow its visitors to bring pets into the park, but they do have a few rules and regulations that you have to follow. Important rules to note include:

  • Your pet must stay on paved trails.

  • Your pet must be on a leash.

  • Your pet cannot make excessive noise.

  • You and your pet should avoid native wildlife.

  • You may not leave your pet unattended at any time.

  • You must pick up after your pet, and properly dispose of waste.

Where Can I Hike? 

In Bryce Canyon National Park, there is only one trail that permits pets. The Rim Trail, which is arguably one of the most appealing and beautiful trails within the park, is the best option for you and your dog. This trail, which stretches for about a mile, is a paved path that takes you along the rim of the canyon. It begins at Sunset Point and ends at Sunrise Point, allowing both you and your pooch to enjoy panoramic vistas. 

What Should I Pack?

In addition to packing hiking gear for yourself, you also will want to carry additional items that will keep your pet safe and comfortable. Be sure to bring water and treats for your dog, and also bring along baggies to collect any pet waste.

You and your dog are sure to love your day-long adventure throughout Bryce Canyon National Park. In addition to this trail, there's plenty of other activities for you and your dog to enjoy in Kanab and in the surrounding area. For more information on how to plan your trip with your pet in tow, contact us today.

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