When bringing your pet with you on a trip to the Grand Canyon National Park, planning is everything. Within the park, there are significant restrictions on where your pet can go. First, pets are not permitted in any of the park’s lodges; cats and dogs (on leash or crated) are permitted in Trailer Village, Mather Campground, and NPS Desert View Campground. Additionally, pets are not allowed below the rim or on any of the park buses. On the South Rim, pets on leash are permitted on the hiking trails above the rim but on the North Rim, they are only allowed on the bridle path that connects the Grand Canyon Lodge with North Kaibab Trail and the portion of the Arizona Trail that continues north from there to the park entrance station.

That doesn’t mean, though, that you can’t stay at one of the beautiful historic park lodges or take a mule trip down below the rim. South Rim Kennel, located near Maswik Lodge, accepts dogs and cats. It’s open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and also offers overnight boarding, with food included, at very reasonable rates. You must provide proof of vaccination and reservations are highly recommended, particularly during the summer months and holiday.

Also take advantage of the pet-friendly lodgings and pet daycare and boarding in the Grand Canyon area, allowing you to explore the canyon during the day and come back to your waiting pet.

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Grand Canyon

Pet Policy: Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per night

Policy Confirmed: 03/16/2017 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/16/2017

Pet Policy: $25 per night per room up to 2 pets per room.

Policy Confirmed: 07/22/2021 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/22/2021

Pet Amenities: Spacious 3,300 sq. ft. Dog Park.

Points of Interest: Oak Creek Country Club, Sedona Golf Resort, Verde Santa Fe Golf Course, Hiking in Coconino National Forest, Grand Canyon Nat'l Park, Sedona City Dog Park, Montezuma Well National Monument.

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in Grand Canyon


Barking Frog Grille

2620 State Rte 89A,
Sedona, AZ
Pet Friendly Barking Frog Grille in Sedona, Arizona

Pets welcome on the patio. delicious guacamole and salsa to start followed by poem belly and sea bass tacos that were super tasty. Cute little pet friendly patio


Blue Moon Cafe

6101 State Route 179 # B,
Sedona, AZ
Pet Friendly Blue Moon Cafe in Sedona, Arizona

Enjoy the fresh air and outdoor seating and bring you dog with.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks in Grand Canyon


Sedona Dog Park

NW Corner of Carruth and Soldiers Pass Roads,
Sedona, AZ

Incredible dog park in west Sedona. 2 areas, one for small/older dogs and a larger area. Both areas are completely fenced in, poop bags available and there's a shaded bench for the owners. Very natural except all cactus have been removed.