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: Pet fee is $25 per night, per room, for up to two pets per room.

Policy Confirmed: 01/14/2024 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 01/14/2024

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 Vacation Rentals in Grand Canyon


Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins

Flagstaff, AZ 86005

Large variety of cabins in Flagstaff located ib secluded Ponderosa pines!

Pet Policy: Up to 2 Dogs are welcome at Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins with a $15 per dog/per night fee. For the safety of all our guests, we ask that you keep your pet on a leash and to not leave them unattended.

Description: Our large variety of rustic cabins range from 1 bedroom for 2 guests all the way up to a large cabin with a sleeping loft and the ability to handle 16. Each cabin boasts fully furnished kitchens/kitchenettes, BBQ grills, and wood-burning stoves/fireplaces. While our property is secluded and peaceful, the conveniences of town are nearby.

Type: Cabin