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Best dogs leash trails in Grand Canyon National Park

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Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Grand Canyon National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of dogs leash trails in Grand Canyon National Park
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1,217,403 acres
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Top trails (7)
#1 - Grand Canyon Rim: Mules to Mather Point
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
The entire Rim Trail stretches from the South Kaibab Trailhead west to Hermit's Rest and is approximately 13 miles long. The trail is mostly paved and lined with markers to show you how far you've traveled both in feet and years (an earth-time line if you will). There is no water available along the trail but there are areas of shade. Also has types of rocks formed around the time marked on the trail. Very fun for kids and educational too. Mather Point is the closest Grand Canyon overlook to the visitor's center. Dogs are allowed on-leash on the Rim Trail but not on the shuttle busses so plan accordingly. Accessibility: The trail is paved, smooth, typically at least five feet wide, and has a lot of flat stretches but there are very steep sections at about 1.0 miles and 2.2 miles when heading east that may not be accessible for wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers without assistance (marked with waypoints). The trail may be slippery due to snow in the winter or thunderstorms in the summer so use caution. There are wheelchair-accessible shuttle stops close to the trail and parking lots along the trail to access it at different points.Show more
#2 - Grand Canyon Rim Trail
Grand Canyon National Park
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Length: 12.7 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
This trail is the entire Rim Trail, stretching from the South Kaibab Trailhead west to Hermit's Rest, approximately 13 miles long. The trail is mostly paved and lined with markers to show you how far you've traveled both in feet and years (an earth-time line if you will). There is no water available along the trail but there are areas of shade. The section between Monument Creek Vista and Hermit's Rest is also called the Hermit Road Greenway Trail. A mostly flat walk with stunning views of the canyon. There are several shuttle stops along the way, allowing you to pick and chose the areas you want to explore. Leashed pets are allowed on the trail, but not on the shuttle busses so plan accordingly. From many of the overlooks, you will have unrestricted views to the other side of the canyon, and sometimes as far as 40 miles along the canyon. If you are looking for a place to stop to watch the sunset, try Hopi point (although if it is too crowded, try nearby Mohave Point). The Canyon is best seen during the golden hours (the hour after sunrise and before sunset), when the light is low and the canyon walls turn into amazing shades of red and orange. Accessibility: The trail is mostly paved, typically at least four feet wide, and has a lot of flat stretches (estimated average grade 2%) but there are some moderately steep places where the grade is between 8% and 12% that may not be accessible for wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers without assistance. The steep sections have been marked with waypoints on the map. Between Powell Point and Monument Creek Vista the trail is a three-foot wide dirt trail. The trail may be slippery due to snow in the winter or thunderstorms in the summer so use caution. There are wheelchair-accessible shuttle stops close to the trail such as Powell Point and Hermit's Rest, and parking lots along the trail to access it at different points. Please note, these two shuttles run between March 1 and November 30. Show more
#3 - Grand Canyon Rim: Village to Hermit's Rest
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Length: 14.6 mi • Est. 5 h 52 m
The entire Rim Trail stretches from the South Kaibab Trailhead west to Hermit's Rest and is approximately 13 miles long. The trail is mostly paved and lined with markers to show you how far you've traveled both in feet and years (an earth-time line if you will). There is no water available along the trail but there are areas of shade. The section between Monument Creek Vista and Hermit's Rest is also called the Hermit Road Greenway Trail. Dogs are allowed on-leash on the Rim Trail but not on the shuttle busses so plan accordingly. ACCESSIBILITY: This trail is partially wheelchair and stroller friendly but there are very steep sections that may be too difficult without assistance or special all-terrain or motorized equipment. It is mostly paved and for the majority of the route has a grade less than 5%. There are very steep grades of over 12% during the first mile when leaving the Village that may not be navigable. Other very steep sections that may need to be avoided with equipment when going west are at 1.9 miles (-19% downhill), 5.3 miles (-12% downhill), 6.1 miles (11% uphill), and 6.4 miles (-13% downhill). The steep sections have been marked with waypoints. To the west of Bright Angel Lodge in the Village, the Rim Trail narrows and climbs the Bright Angel Fault. There are viewpoints along Hermit Road. Powell Point is about 1.5 miles into the trail. Between Powell Point and Monument Creek Vista the trail is a three-foot wide dirt trail. This trail may be slippery in the winter due to snow or in the summer when there are thunderstorms. There are many parking lots with designated handicapped-accessible parking spaces and striped access aisles and a wheelchair-accessible shuttle stop nearby the trailhead. There is also a wheelchair-accessible shuttle stop at Powell Point and Hermit's Rest that runs from March 1 to November 30.Show more
#4 - Desert View Visitor Center Trail
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 11 m
Beautiful view of the Grand Canyon! There are steep paths and no railing in some areas but not others. To the northeast you will see the cliffs known as the Palisades of the Desert, which form the southeastern wall of Grand Canyon. If you follow those cliffs north to a significant rock outcropping, you're looking at Comanche Point. Beyond Comanche Point, you can barely see the gorge carved by the Little Colorado River. The flat, mesalike hill to the east is Cedar Mountain. From the Watchtower roof, the highest point on the South Rim at 7,522 feet above sea level, it's possible to see the Colorado River, the Painted Desert to the northeast, the San Francisco Peaks to the south, and Marble Canyon to the north. It's a nice easy paved path to the Watchtower and 85 steps to the top floor - inside is a tapestry of the Puebloan people in petroglyphs, paintings and symbols by various artists. Accessibility: The trail surfaces are paved and typically at least five feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle (all estimated under 5%). There are four overlooks that are considered wheelchair accessible by the park website - Yaki, Grandview, Moran, and Desert View. The bookstore and grocery store are accessible but there is no designated seating at the snack bar for wheelchairs. There are wheelchair accessible restrooms at the following locations: Yaki Point, Grandview Point, Tusayan Ruin and Museum, and Desert View.Show more
#5 - Mather Campground Trail
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h
Mather Campground Trail is great for walking, biking, and scooters. No views of the canyon, but you might see some elk roaming around.Show more
#6 - Grand Canyon Greenway Trail
Grand Canyon National Park
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 5 h 56 m
This paved pathway for walking or biking is a great way to take in some of the sights at this popular destination. Biking or walking along the greenway is a relaxing way to get to some of the best lookout points and trailheads in the park. Accessibility: There are multiple designated handicapped-accessible parking spaces with multiple striped access aisles in the parking lot off of Canyon Plaza Lane. The trail surface is paved asphalt, smooth, and typically at least six feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle, all 5% or less except for a couple of moderately steep sections (estimated between 5% and 8%).Show more
#7 - Grand Canyon Bridle Trail [CLOSED]
Grand Canyon National Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Note: As of 10/21/2020, users have reported that this trail is closed due to construction.Show more