Late fall, winter, and early spring are the perfect times of the year for visiting Arizona’s national parks with pets. And with over 70% of the state’s spectacular landscape preserved as public land, there’s a lot to see! But the pet policies at national parks tend to be pretty restrictive. As a result, you’ll find that the policies at national parks that range from very pet friendly to barely pet tolerant. Having this information will help you decide which park is most interests you!

Dog in the water at a pet-friendly beach in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Arizona

Plan a Pet Friendly Trip to Arizona’s National Parks

From iconic national parks like the Grand Canyon to lesser known sites, such as Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona has many treasures to behold. If you’re planning a pet friendly trip to Arizona, knowing the pet policies at all the national parks will help you decide which to add to your Arizona itinerary.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Canyon de Chelly Pet Policy – Leashed pets can join you at all of the overlooks on Rim Drive and in the campground. Visitors can only enter the canyon on an approved Navajo tour. Check with individual tours for their pet policies.

Spider Rock in Canyon De Chelly National Monument in Arizona

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Casa Grande Ruins Pet Policy – Leashed pets are welcome throughout the grounds at Casa Grande Ruins. It’s a great spot to stretch your legs on a drive between Phoenix and Tucson!

Casa Grande Ruins Dog Friendly National Park in Arizona
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahua Pet Policy – Pets can enjoy four trails within the monument: Silver Spur Trail, Faraway Ranch, Bonita Creek and the campground trail. They can also join you in any paved areas and in the campground.

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Rock formations in Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Fort Bowie Pet Policy – The fort ruins are accessed via a 1.5 mile hiking trail, and leashed pets are welcome on the trail.

Landscape at Fort Bowie National Historic Site in Arizona

Coronado National Memorial

Coronado Pet Policy – Pets are welcome only on the Crest Trail and Nature Walk, and in paved areas.

Landscape at pet friendly Coronado National Memorial in Arizona

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon Pet Policy – Pets are welcome in most areas at Glen Canyon National Monument. There are lots of fun beaches to explore – especially if you have a boat!

Dog Friendly Beach at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Grand Canyon National Park

GoPetFriendly named the Grand Canyon the top pet friendly attraction in Arizona!

Grand Canyon Pet Policy – Pets are welcome on the entire 13-mile Rim Trail, in the campground, and at Yavapai Lodge. If you plan to hike below the rim, make arrangements for your pet to stay at the kennel at the South Rim.

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Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site

Hubbell Trading Post Pet Policy – Pets are not allowed.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead Pet Policy – Pets are allowed on all trails in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, but not in designated swimming areas.

Man walking two dogs on a pet friendly trail in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle Pet Policy – Pets are welcome on the trail at Montezuma Castle, but not in the visitor center. This park participates in the B.A.R.K. Ranger program!

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Navajo National Monument

Navajo National Monument – Pets allowed only in parking lots and the campground; not on the trails.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Organ Pipe Pet Policy – Pets are welcome on several trails in the park, including the Palo Verde trail, and the nature trail at the visitor center.

Landscape at pet friendly Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Our friends, Cool Whip and Hercules, discovered that Petrified National Forest one of Arizona’s national parks that is super dog-friendly.

Petrified Forest Pet Policy – Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on ALL the trails at Petrified Forest. And this is another park where your furry travel buddy can earn a B.A.R.K. Ranger badge!

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Pipe Spring National Monument

Pipe Spring Pet Policy – Pets are allowed at the monument, but not inside the historic buildings or on the Ridge Trail.

Pioneer cabin built from sandstone at Pipe Spring National Monument in Arizona

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park Pet Policy – Pets are welcome only on paved trails and picnic areas.

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Woman Hiking With a Dog in Saguaro National Park in Arizona

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater Volcano Pet Policy – Pets cannot go on any trails or in the buildings at Sunset Crater.

Tonto National Monument

Tonto National Monument Pet Policy – Pets are allowed on select trails, but not in the cliff dwelling or on the Upper Cliff Dwelling Trail.

Twilight on the Apache Trail in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona

Tumacacori National Historic Park

Pet Policy at Tumacacori – Pets are allowed on the Anza Trail to Tubac, but are not allowed on the mission grounds or inside the buildings.

Exterior of a Spanish-style mission at Tumacacori National Historic Park in Arizona

Tuzigoot National Monument

Tuzigoot National Monument Pet Policy – Pets can go on the trail at Tuzigoot, but not in the visitor center. This park also participates in the B.A.R.K. Ranger program.

Ruins and landscape at Tuzigoot National Monument in Arizona

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Pet Policy – Pets can join you on the Rim Trail, a 0.7-mile trail along the rim of Walnut Canyon. However, the main attraction of Walnut Canyon are the Cliff Dwellings, seen from the Island Trail, which is not pet friendly.

Bench overlooking the view in Walnut Canyon National Monument near Flagstaff, Arizona

Wupatki National Monument

Wupatki National Monument Pet Policy – Pets cannot go on any trails or buildings at Wupatki National Monument.

We hope having the pet policies at Arizona’s national parks makes planning your pet friendly trip easier! If this post made you curious about visiting national parks with your pets, learn more about the most pet friendly national parks in America.

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