One of the most dog friendly parks is being threatened

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument I have previously written about a couple different places in Grand Staircase-Escalante which we have enjoyed with our Danes, Devil's Garden and Lower Calf Creek Falls with a third location, Willis Creek slot not yet published.  I give the area a 4-paw rating because dogs are welcome throughout most of the monument.  It … Continue reading One of the most dog friendly parks is being threatened

Anthopleura xanthogrammica, giant green anemone

Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument is my most local park it is located at Point Loma in San Diego, CA.  The park was established in 1913 to commemorate the life of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to set foot on the west coast of the US.  The visitor center sites on top of the peninsula and providing excellent … Continue reading Cabrillo National Monument

Trail above the Fruita campground

Capitol Reef National Park

In central Utah, a 65 million years old, giant wrinkle in the Earth's crust stretches for 100 miles.  It is called the Waterpocket Fold.  People of the Fremont culture lived here as early as 700AD till about 1250.  They were followed in the 1800's by Mormon pioneers who created the community of Fruita along the Fremont … Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park

Hidden Lake Trail

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

Waterton-Glacier gets 2 separate paw ratings, a  and a .  The reason for the two ratings is the uniqueness of the park spanning 2 countries and each country having its own regulations.  The Glacier NP side here in the US gets the common 1-paw, pets are allowed on paved or developed areas, in front-country campgrounds and picnic … Continue reading Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument    Another great pet friendly hike in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is Lower Calf Creek Falls.  It is a 2.5-3 mile hike to the falls starting at the Calf Creek Campground.  Most of the hike is in the open with only an occasional shade tree and few places to access the … Continue reading Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Escalante is a rather large national monument in southern Utah between Bryce Canyon National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Capitol Reef National Park.  Most of the access is on dirt roads of various conditions and with varying regulations about street legal vehicles.  The monument gets a 4 paw rating since there are only … Continue reading Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

White Sands National Monument

We have another 4 paw park!  To quote the NPS website, “Visitors are more than welcome to bring their pets out to White Sands National Monument.”  Standard rules do apply, they must be leashed, are not allowed in buildings and you have to clean up after them but other than that they can go anywhere … Continue reading White Sands National Monument

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is in southern Texas along the border with Mexico.  The border is marked by the Rio Grande River and the park covers 118 miles of it.  While pets are not disallowed they are not overly welcome.  They can only be in paved areas or campgrounds.  There is also the threat of … Continue reading Big Bend National Park