• View of Grand Canyon National Park at sunset from the South Rim

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • Expect Cooler Nights with No Precipitation through the Remainder of the Week

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies

    One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »


  • Pets in the park must be leashed at all times.

    On the South Rim
    Leashed pets are allowed on trails above the rim, Mather Campground, Desert View Campground, Trailer Village and throughout the developed areas.

    Going on a hike into the canyon?
    The South Rim has a Kennel. Learn more...

    Pets are NOT permitted
    • below the rim - also called the "inner canyon"
    • in park lodging (hotel rooms - dogs and cats must be boarded in the kennel)
    • or on park buses

The only exception would be a service animal.
Persons wishing to take a service animal below the rim must check-in first
at the Backcountry Information Center.

South Rim Kennel: (928) 638-0534
Operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts.

Open Daily: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For Retrieval after 5:00 p.m. contact Xanterra Fire & Safety (928) 638-2631

Pets are also not permitted in guestrooms in any of the Grand Canyon National Park Lodges and must be boarded at the kennel. The kennel accepts dogs and cats only, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and reservations are recommended (especially for the summer months and holidays). Pets are accepted for day or overnight boarding and food is included.

Proof of vaccination must be provided upon entering the kennel.

  • Dogs need proof of current inoculation against rabies, DHLP, bordetella, and parvo.
  • Cats need proof of current inoculation against rabies, feline leukemia, and distemper combo (FDVR).
The park kennel is located at the South Rim near Maswik Lodge. Kennel Rates

Overnight Dog - 50lbs or more - $22.00
Overnight Dog - 50lbs or less - $20.00
Overnight Cats - $13.00

Day Boarding Dog - $16.00
Day Boarding Cat - $12.00

On the North Rim
Pets are not allowed other than the bridle trail (greenway) that connects the lodge with the North Kaibab Trail, and the portion of the Arizona Trail that continues north from there to the park entrance station. There is no kennel on the North Rim.

Did You Know?


No one has ever found a fossilized reptile skeleton or even an entire reptile bone within the Grand Canyon. Fossil footprints were left by more than 20 species of reptiles and amphibians, but no complete teeth or bones! More...