The Best Dog-Friendly Hikes in Sedona

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Sedona features countless hiking trails throughout the area that are well known by outdoor enthusiasts. Sedona is a welcoming destination not just for yourself but also your canine companions. Northern Arizona is a destination your dogs will love just as much as you will, including the hiking trails. So bring your four-legged companion along and explore the trails of Sedona together! Here are some Sedona dog-friendly hikes to check out:

Boynton Canyon Trail

One of the more popular Sedona dog-friendly hikes, Boynton Canyon Trail, is known for being dog friendly. Feel free to bring your pups on a leash for this gorgeous trail. At 6.1 miles in length, Boynton Canyon Trail is perfect for experienced hikers looking to complete the full circuit or casual hikers who want to gently walk part of the trail. Either way you will need to pay for a $5 parking fee to enjoy this trail.

Cathedral Rock Trail

For a shorter trek for you and your canine companion to enjoy Cathedral Rock Trail should be your primary destination. This popular dog-friendly hike in Sedona is a short 1.2 miles in length but has a steeper incline with an elevation gain of 744 feet. Make sure to keep your pup close as mountain bikers also frequent the trail. But your dog will have plenty to explore with beautiful wildflowers and possible sightings of local wildlife. It might be best to skip the last part of the trail where the incline becomes steep.

Bear Mountain Trail

A longer trail that your pup will love to explore is Bear Mountain Trail. This 4.9-mile-long trail is incredibly spacious and even features a river along the way. This trail has a bigger elevation gain of almost 2,000 feet. While the trek up may be more difficult it will be rewarded with 360-degree views from the top. The trail can become rugged in certain parts so make sure to wear proper attire and sturdy shoes.

An abundance of Other Dog-Friendly Hikes in Sedona

These are a few of the hiking trails we recommend for your trek with the pups. However, most other trails are dog-friendly hikes in Sedona and invite you to bring your canine companions on a leash.

Bring along your trusted hiking companion and relish in exploring Sedona’s great outdoors together!

Dining with Fido in Sedona

Not only is Sedona a great destination for pet owners because of its vast array of pet-friendly trails, but also because you don’t have to leave Fido behind when it’s time to wine and dine. The Sedona restaurant scene offers abundant options for those who want to bring their pet along for dinner! Consider some of these eateries for your next meal with Fido while in Sedona.

Try Hideaway House for a meal with a view! Hideaway House serves up large portions of Italian food. Dogs are welcome on their outdoor patio, which offers award-winning views of Sedona’s red rocks. With acoustic music, casual vibes, and good eats, Hideaway House is a top choice for pet owners and non-pet owners alike. Try the brick chicken or lasagna for a favorite filling meal! Their menu also features salads, soup, sandwiches, and specialty pizzas. Top it all off with delectable dessert such as the peach cobbler topped with vanilla bean ice cream, caramel, and candied pecans.

For a real spoiler for your four-legged family member, enjoy a meal at Creekside American Bistro. Once you’ve settled in at a table on the outdoor patio, your waitress will bring your menu – including one for the dog! The Doggie Menu includes options such as a cheddar omelet with chicken jerky, venison stew, steak tartar, and dog cookies, ensuring that Fido will be content throughout your meal together. The human menu boasts wholesome foods on a seasonally changing, locally sourced menu. From the brunch menu, choose the breakfast burrito or eggs benedict. Burgers, salads, paninis, and wraps are also on offer. For dinner, the short ribs and crab cakes are both popular choices. Choose a glass of wine from the extensive wine menu, of which there are several local Arizona options.

If you need to grab a meal before or after your flight, Mesa Grill is a dog-friendly restaurant situated right at Airport Mesa. The patio seating offers pleasant views of the surrounding gardens, red rocks, and airport. Once again, dogs are treated as guests at Mesa Grill, with their own menu options!

Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Sedona

Now that you know where to hike, explore our many vacation rentals that are pet friendly. There is no sacrifice for quality in our pet-friendly rentals, which offer the same upscale design and amenities you will find in all of our Sedona vacation rentals.  These rentals will keep you and your furry friend comfortable while enjoying various amenities. Call our agents today to find the perfect rental for your family in Sedona.

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