The Flagstaff landscape provides some of the most gorgeous scenery in Arizona, which sets a perfect backdrop to a variety of challenging and entertaining hiking trails. Whether an avid hiker or a visitor looking for an outdoor activity to take in the sights, and you want to bring along your four-legged best friend, Flagstaff has a variety of options.
Several park trails throughout Flagstaff are dog-friendly, and in most cases, the animals just have to be on a leash or under positive voice control. There are also plenty of snowy roads in the national forest during the winter and you can take your dog out to cross-country ski or go snowshoeing. As with anywhere, however, you must come prepared and clean up after your pet.
If you are planning a trip out to Flagstaff and want to enjoy the great outdoors with your pup, head to one of the following places, where dogs are always welcome.
Hike this 2-mile trail with your best little buddy and treat him to a swim on a warm day. The trail opens up to a Wilson Meadow where there is plenty of open space to run and a perfect little pond where dogs can cool off and take a swim.
For an easy hike to just enjoy the scenery with your furry friend, take on this loop trail and let your pet play in the spring-fed creek.
Take in a perfect 5.6-mile hike around the Brookbank and Sunset trails on the Dry Lake Hills and your dog can enjoy a drink or splash at the pond along the way.
To challenge yourself (and your dog), head to the north side of the San Francisco Peaks to hike this tougher, 7.4-mile trail. Bring plenty of water and enjoy the beautiful Aspens along the hike.
Wherever you decide to hike, make sure you book a stay with a pet-friendly hotel like the Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff so your pooch has a comfortable place to relax after a day out on the trails. Ask your concierge for directions from your hotel to these Flagstaff hiking spots.