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February 2005 Edition
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Click here for Part 3 of the Great American Dog-Friendly Road Trip's Top 10 United States
Cross-Country Ski Resorts and Nordic Centers

Click here for's  Cross-Country Ski Resorts Guide. Almost 50 dog-friendly ski resorts throughout the United States.
We recently researched ski resorts across the United States to find those that welcome dogs on their cross-country ski trails. We found almost 50 resorts and nordic centers in 17 states that welcome your pooch. Our Top 10 list is based on resorts or centers that rent skis and have dog-friendly trails on the premises without having to load up your car with people, dogs and skis, and then drive to a trailhead. The resorts on our Top 10 list may or may not have lodging on the premises. However, ski resorts that allow dogs on the trails and also have dog-friendly lodging top the list. Click here for the Top 10 list...

Great American  /\  Road Trip
TM   Part 3
by Tara Kain, Editor,

Toby near Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming A Rocky Mountain Goat in the Pet Area at Mount Rushmore in  South Dakota
PART 3: On the Road to the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore 

After a nice stay in Jackson Hole, Wyoming we were ready to hit the road again and head out to some of the most popular National Parks in the country. We were just not exactly sure how much if anything we could do with our dog at these parks. In general, National Parks are not known for being particularly pet-friendly. Most of these parks restrict pets to parking lots or the main roads, and typically do not allow dogs on any trails. I guess since we went there  expecting the worst, we were pleasantly surprised at how many of the major attractions we could see with our dog. We were pretty much able to do what the majority of non-dog-toting tourists experience. Read on for more details...

On August 25, 2004, my family and I set out on a trip across America. My dog Toby, a black standard poodle, came with us on our adventure.
Click here to read Part 1: California to Salt Lake City, UT
Click here to read Part 2:
On the Road to Jackson Hole, WY

Road Trip Fast Facts:
Miles Traveled: Over 11,000
States Visited: 28
Days on Road: 79 (2.5 months)
Nights Away from Home: 78
Nights at Hotels & Motels: 55
Nights with Family/Friends: 23
Dates Traveled: Aug 25 - Nov 11

Major Interstates Traveled 
(with detours to smaller roads!):
From Cal. to NY: I-80 & I-90
From NY to Florida: I-95
From Florida to Cal.: I-10



After leaving Jackson Hole, it did not take us long to reach this viewpoint of the Grand Tetons. On the side of the highway was a nice pull off spot with a parking lot and trail that heading out into the meadow. In absence of any "no pets" signs, we walked a little ways along the trail. This photo was taken from the parking lot. 
After entering the main gate to  Grand Teton National Park, we eventually came upon a lodge. While dogs are not allowed to stay in the lodge guest rooms, they are welcome to stay in cabins like the one shown here. 
Dogs are not allowed on hiking trails in Grand Teton National Park, but they are allowed on certain paved trails including the trails near the pet-friendly cabins and near the campgrounds. The trail shown here allows pets and goes a nice distance. It stretches from one of the campgrounds to a general store. Pets must be on a leash that is less than six feet long.

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Oasis Gateway Apartments in Las Vegas not only allows dogs but caters to them. Click here to read more...'s United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide Click Here for More Info or to Buy  Orders are usually processed  within 1-2 business days and we then use 3 day delivery.

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