Traveling with your dog across the United States can indeed be frustrating for the active dog owner. Many popular destinations such as American national parks do not welcome dogs. But active dog owners don't have to be shut out from America's splendors. Your dog can't trot among the giant saguaro cacti in Arizona's Saguaro National Park but he can hike past the stately sentinels of the desert on the Canyon Loop at nearby Catalina State Park. Dogs will never be able to walk under the greatest collection of natural bridges on earth at Utah's Arches National Park but just down the road dogs are welcome on the Negro Bill Canyon Trail in the Colorado River National Recreation Area that leads to the sixth longest stone arch in the United States. Your dog will never look 1000 feet straight down at the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers in Canyonlands National Park but next door in Dead Horse Point State Park she can look down 1500 feet into the canyon at the Colorado River below. At we want to help you identify the best places to hike with your dog in America and Canada. Grab that leash and hit the trail!


At Cruden Bay Books we are currently collecting nominations through September 30, 2017 for entries in our forthcoming book, 500 Hikes To Take With Your Dog Before She Tires You Out. For your favorite hike with your dog to be considered for inclusion tell us about it with a paragraph below. Should your hike be selected, you and your dog will receive credit in the book. The cover photo will be selected by contest; if you would like your dog to be considered, send your best photo to: