One of the greatest things about an RV rental journey is spending quality time with your family, and since many pet owners consider their dog to be family then this should certainly include the family dog. Fortunately, many of the nation’s national parks are entirely pet friendly, meaning you can bring your dog to enjoy the hikes, the sites, and the thrills right along with you. There are a great many dog friendly parks, but these five have long been known to be the most friendly for US road trippers and their pets. Make sure to hit one of these, or several of them, on your next road trip.
Mt. Rainier National Park
With its majestic views, abundance of amazing activities, and the sheer natural splendor, this park is easily one of the best in the country. It is also very dog friendly, so pet owners should most definitely consider stopping here in the home of the Cascades Mountains. You can enjoy some of the best hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest, other outdoor activities like rafting and fishing, and wildlife spotting with your loyal pet. This will all be within some of the most scenic and wondrous territory in the country, including a diverse range of terrains from mountain ranges to rolling meadows. No pet owning traveler should miss this.
Rocky Mountain National Park
If you plan your trips around areas where there are lots of things to do, then you can’t go wrong with Rocky Mountain National Park. Not only does this park have the majestic mountains that give it its name, but it also boasts some of the best hiking in the country, skiing and other winter sports, and activities such as rafting and fishing. This park is also known to be dog friendly, with many of the camps in the general area offering dog friendly facilities such as pet grooming stations and dog walk areas. This is not to mention the miles of hiking trails, wildlife spotting, and amazing scenery that will be surrounding you during your RV rental trip in the area.
Grand Teton National Park
Wyoming’s majestic Grand Teton National Park is known to be pet friendly and is one of the most rugged and scenic areas in the world. It’s also one of the most unique, with unreal mountain ranges in close sight, rolling meadows, and rugged forests. It is also known to be pet friendly, so you can spend time walking with your dog at scenic spots such as Jenny Lake, Teton Park Road, Snake River, and the Grand Teton mountain range that gives this majestic park its name.
Yellowstone National Park
When it comes to location, it just doesn’t get any better than the legendary Yellowstone National Park, and fortunately for pet owners this park is fully pet friendly. If mountain hiking is your thing, then there are 14,000 foot ranges just within walking distance and dozens of great trails for you and your favorite hiking partner to embark on. There are also a number of trails that move through the pure forests of the region as well, and many of the parks in the region not only allow dogs but are fully welcoming to them. Since this is one of the most popular parks in the country, you will most likely be around lots of other travelers with their dogs as well, so your pet may end up with some good company. There are dog runs at many of the parks where your dog and their news friends can have some time to frolic in the open air.
Grand Canyon National Park
One of the most famous parks in the world is also dog friendly! Located in northern Arizona, you and your dog or dogs arefully welcome to enjoy all 13 miles that make up the South Rim Trail and the rest of Grand Canyon. Going along the edge of the canyon, the path is easy to navigate, and you and your dog will be able to enjoy one of the most legendary sights in all of the world and one of the natural wonders as well. Just remember that this is a desert atmosphere, so bring plenty of water for you and your traveling companion as well.
Traveling with a dog is an incredibly enjoyable experience for any traveler, and when you pull your RV rental up to a wondrous national park that is fully welcoming to dogs then this makes it an even better experience for everyone involved. Fortunately there are many national parks across the country, even some of the top parks in the nation, that are welcoming to dogs and offer many parks that have amenities such as dog parks and grooming stations. For your next road trip, make sure to bring your pet along for the ride.