Road tripping and traveling with your dog can be a fun adventure or a stressful nightmare. Usually, planning ahead is what can make the biggest difference. Not everywhere is dog-friendly, but with some planning, you can make sure everywhere you go with your dog is. If you’re planning a trip to the “Equality State”, use this Wyoming dog-friendly travel guide to start your research:
3 Dog-Friendly Activities in Wyoming
Because not everywhere you might stop will be dog-friendly, it’s important to review anything you want to do and see beforehand to make sure your dog will be welcome or that you have a plan in case they’re not. Here are some dog-friendly activities in Wyoming to consider adding to your trip plan:
1. Jackson Hole’s Old Time Photos
Jackson Hole’s Old Time Photos is located in Jackson, Wyoming. If vintage, old-time photos are something you love, this is a great place to stop.
They’re happy to take old-time photos of you and your dog; just call ahead to let them know you will have a dog with you. As long as you give them a heads up and your dog is house-trained, well-behaved, and a non-chewer, they are welcome to join you for a classic photoshoot.
. CCC Ponds Recreation Area
Located in Pinedale is the CCC Ponds Recreation Area. This area includes a Duck Pond, Frog Pond, Fish Pond, and Beaver Pond. There is a walking path for public access with interpretive signs installed along it.
Your leashed and well-behaved dog is welcome to join you as you explore the paths and the ponds. However, since there will be plenty of things to chase around the ponds, this may not be the best stop if your dog is prone to barking at, lunging at, or chasing after ducks, frogs, and other small animals.
3. Emily Stevens Park
Emily Stevens Park is locating in Jackson and is a great place for you and your dog to stretch your legs and enjoy nature. There are three miles of trails available. And, you may even be able to catch some beautiful scenic views of the Teton range that is located north of the park.
As long as your dog is well-behaved and you clean up after them, they are welcome to join you. Plus, if they have mastered the recall command and are under voice control, you can even let them off-leash.
3 Dog-Friendly Hotels in Wyoming
After a day full of fun and adventures, it’s critical to have a place where you and your dog can rest. Not all hotels are dog-friendly and dog-friendly rooms tend to be booked quickly. Because of this, it’s essential to research hotels ahead of time and book your room early to make sure you and your dog have a place to stay. Here are a few dog-friendly hotels in Wyoming to help kickstart your research:
1. Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa
The Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa is located in Teton Village and offers dog-friendly rooms. Two dogs of any size are welcome to join you for your stay. There is an additional pet fee, which is $25 per dog and per night. There are grassy relief areas on the property for your convenience. However, your dog cannot be left unattended in your room.
2. Holiday Inn Laramie
Located in Laramie is the Holiday Inn. Up to two dogs of any size are welcome to join you for your stay at this dog-friendly hotel. There is an additional pet fee, which is $50 per dog and per stay.
Your dog cannot be left unattended in your room. There is a grassy relief area on-site with waste bags for your convenience. Also, there are treats available at the front desk.
3. Staybridge Suites Cheyenne
The Staybridge Suites is a dog-friendly hotel located in Cheyenne. Up to two dogs, up to 80 pounds are welcome to join you for your stay. There is an additional pet fee, which is $50 if you’ll be staying 1-4 nights and $75 if you’ll be staying 5-30 nights.
This is an extended stay hotel. If you’ll be staying longer than 30 nights, the additional pet fee is $150. If your dog is well-behaved and quiet when you are not around, you can leave them unattended in your room. However, housekeeping will not service your room if your dog is there.
There are grassy relief areas on-site and a designated walkway for your dog. Waste bags are provided in case you forget to bring some with you.
3 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Wyoming
Although you can always rely on the food you’ve packed, fast food places, and convenience stores, doing so can cause you to miss out on the local flavor. Plus, it can get boring. Instead of missing out, consider stopping by one of these dog-friendly restaurants in Wyoming if your travels bring you nearby:
1. Dog Haus Biergarten
Although this restaurant may seem like it’s all about your dog, the Dog Haus Biergarten is located in Cheyenne and is actually all about hot dogs, sausages, and more. But, your dog is welcome to join you on the spacious and shaded outdoor patio.
In addition to a variety of hand-crafted hot dogs and sausages, this menu also features burgers, chicken, plant-based proteins, and, of course, plenty of craft beer options.
Miazga’s is located in Jackson and offers dog-friendly seating in their grassy outdoor patio. Their part-Polish, part-Italian menu is known for serving up classic dishes and homestyle comfort food. From appetizers, burgers, and salads to pasta, pierogies, kielbasa, and more, there’s something on this menu for everyone.
3. Terry Bison Ranch
Another dog-friendly restaurant located in Cheyenne is Terry Bison Ranch. At Terry Bison Ranch, you can get up close and personal with North American Bison; both in person and on a plate.
Their menu is filled with a variety of award-winning options including burgers, beef, bison, and more. And, your dog is welcome to join you at one of the outdoor tables. Just make sure they’ll be okay seeing a Bison or two roaming nearby!
This Wyoming dog-friendly travel guide is a good place to start your research, but it certainly doesn’t cover everything. If you find something else you want to see or do, just make sure it’s dog-friendly before it goes on your trip plan.
If you’re headed somewhere else, check out the other dog-friendly travel guides available. Here’s to safe travels and wagging tails no matter where your adventures take you!