Celebrate the U.S. National Park Service’s Centennial by hitting the open road with your pup to visit a national park this summer. Although most of the 58 national parks in the country don’t allow dogs, so as not to disturb the wildlife, a few permit dogs on leash and in designated areas (with the exception of service dogs who are allowed to move around more freely). Take your pooch out for some much deserved outdoorsy quality time at one of these pet-friendly national parks.
1. Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
Enjoy the amazing views of one of the Seven Wonders of the World with your dog in tow and leashed at all times. Dogs are only allowed on trails above the rim, Mather Campground, Desert View Campground, Trailer Village and throughout developed areas. Pets are not allowed below the rim (also called the inner canyon), on park buses, and in park lodging. Grand Canyon also offers a kennel for boarding.