is one of the many pet-friendly campgrounds
located in Grand Teton National Park. In
addition to campgrounds, pets are welcome
at the picnic areas in the park. Keep in
mind that when you stop along any park road,
your dog can get out but needs to stay within 50
feet of any road.
photo of Jackson Lake was taken at Leeks Marina.
Jackson Lake is the largest lake in the park.
Pets are technically not allowed on any swimming
beaches and are not allowed to ride in any boats
on park waters except for Jackson Lake.
stopped for lunch at a park service cafe. At
this particular cafe they served mainly pizza
and some other Italian dishes. Dogs are welcome
at the outdoor tables which were shaded and
offered a great view of Jackson Lake.
we were fueled up, we continued on the road to
Yellowstone National Park. Once inside the
park, we stopped alongside the road at a pull-off area. While dogs are not allowed on any
hiking trails, they are allowed within 100 feet
of any road or parking area. Pets must be
leashed while in the National Park.
||Pets are not allowed in hydrothermal areas or on
boardwalks, but you can still get a pretty nice view
of some of the geysers, including Old Faithful.
Here are some people with their dog waiting for
Old Faithful to show off its steam.
we got to this main attraction with 20 or so
minutes to spare before Old Faithful erupted.
The average interval between eruptions is 92
minutes. Pets are not allowed where you see all
the people lined up in this picture. The people
are standing on the boardwalk and on the other
side towards the geyser is a hydrothermal area.
However, as you can see from this photo, we
still had a pretty nice view of Old
you are looking for a place to stay in
Yellowstone, pets are allowed in the cabins and
in the campground, just not in the lodge rooms.
They have cabins with baths, without baths and
with shared baths. If you visit during the
summer, be sure to make a reservation well in
through Yellowstone, we crossed over the
Continental Divide several times. The line
zig-zags over the park road. In the U.S., the
Continental Divide is the line that divides the
flow of water between the Pacific and Atlantic
Oceans. It runs from Canada to Mexico. So
technically if it rains on the east side of the
line, the water could eventually make it all the
way to the Atlantic Ocean.
Yellowstone National Park is the eye-catching
Yellowstone Lake. While it looks tempting to
take a dip in the lake, for either yourself or
your pooch, be aware of the dangers. The whole
area contains hydrothermal activity including in
the lake. There are pockets of extremely hot and
extremely cold water in the lake. The park
service warns that this thermal water can
contain bacteria and other organisms that can
cause several or fatal diseases. We were
happy enough to enjoy the lake's beauty from a
the roadside we spotted an elk grazing on some
grass. You will know there is wildlife along the
road if you come across an unexpected backup of
particular backup of cars was due to road construction as
we headed out of Yellowstone. It did cause us
some delay, but we did not have to wait too
long. I suspect the wait would have been much
longer if we had visited the park during the peak
summer season. Also note that sometimes the park
roads that are under construction can be
completely closed at night.
though you cannot do any hiking in Yellowstone
with your dog, you can hike in the nearby
dog-friendly Shoshone National
Forest. There are
several trails between Yellowstone and the town
of Cody. On Highway 20/14/16, not long after we
left Yellowstone, we found the Pahaska
Sunlight Trail on the left side of the road. There
are horse corrals and a bathroom. It is popular
with horseback riders, but hikers with dogs are
welcome too. We noted that there were signs
posted at the trailhead advising that Grizzly
Bears are common in the area.
is just one shot of the stunning rocky scenery
you will find on the road from Yellowstone to
stopped for the night at the Sunrise Motor Inn
in Cody. It used to be a Best Western. It was a
nice place to stop for the night.
the morning, we continued east on
Highway 14/16 in the high plains of Wyoming.