Best Hikes with Dogs: Arizona


Best Hikes with Dogs: Arizona


Renée Guillory and her canine companions, Artemis and Sparky, have hiked more than 700 miles together in Arizona. Now they share their favorite trails, presented through dog-centric eyes. On most trails, you'll encounter few people to dodge. Most hikes offer shade, if not water, to help keep your dog cool in extreme Arizona conditions. They emphasize terrain that's easy on the paws and give advance warning, trail by trail, on canine hazards to watch for. There are also tips on dealing with canine emergencies and for hiking with minimum dog-impact on the environment.

  • 75 dog-suitable trails throughout the state-many accessible from urban areas
  • How to keep your dog safe, healthy, and hydrated in Arizona's arid climate
  • What to pack for your pooch: the Ten Canine Essentials and the doggy first aid kit

Ranging from short day hikes to extended backpacking trips, many trails included are clustered around urban areas including Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Sedona/Prescott, and other communities in Mogollon Rim country. There are hikes as far-flung as the Mexican border and in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona.

Renée Guillory, a freelance writer for the Arizona Daily Sun, has served in several leadership capacities for the Grand Canyon chapter of the Sierra Club. Sparky, a female Huskie mix, has more than a decade of experience on the trail; Artemis is a young female Akita-Collie mix. They live in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Mountaineers Books
  • Pages: 256
  • Binding Information: Paperback
  • Size: 5.5 X 8.5
  • Condition: Like New


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