Dog Friendly Montana: Yellowstone Park

My camera was sorely missed during yesterday’s trip to Yellowstone.  No camera can do justice to how beautiful and amazing the park is, but my cell phone camera couldn’t even begin to capture the majesty of what we saw.  Just know that you should never pass up the opportunity to visit Yellowstone, it is one of the most incredible places I have ever been.

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And for the dogs, don’t forget the dogs!

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Eko and I decided we’d flip a coin to see whether to head north or south

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Even Eko knew better than to jump in the rapids.  Much better to enjoy the view from the bank

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We saw Elk, deer, buffalo and a number of other animals roaming throughout the park. Have I mentioned that I really missed my camera?

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We made it as far south as Old Faithful and arrived with perfect timing.  As we walked down the path a cloud cracked with thunder and the geyser erupted.  It felt like Eko and I were in the final scene of a movie and about to battle the devil

If you look up Yellowstone’s pet policy it seems restrictive because pets aren’t allowed on the trails or up at the hot springs.  However, our trip to the park was amazing and we found plenty of other pets enjoying Yellowstone.  Pets are welcome in all public areas and can hop out at all stops along the road as long as they’re leashed. And in my opinion, the best part of the visit was when we were in the car.  I rolled down the windows, put on some tunes and we cruised through one of the most beautiful parts of the country.  I enjoyed the views while Eko enjoyed the breeze coming through the windows.  One buffalo decided to cross the road two feet in front of us and it was hilarious watching Eko trying to make sense of what to do.

After an incredible few days in Montana it is time for Eko and I to get back on the road.  I know Eko doesn’t want to leave the good life on the ranch, but I’m pretty sure the chickens and cows will be happy to see us go.  During our stay I noticed that all the animals moved to the far side of the field and I have a hunch it had something to do with the Ridgeback pacing back and forth along the fence.  Eko’s really going to miss Montana but at least he’s not leaving empty pawed.

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We found a deer antler on the property and Eko has been happily munching on it ever since

I had no idea Montana would be such an amazing place and I’m just glad we got the opportunity to explore such a unique part of the country.  If you’re ever debating between a flight or road trip in the northwest part of the country, forget the plane and bring your pup along for the ride.  And don’t forget to bring your camera!

2 thoughts on “Dog Friendly Montana: Yellowstone Park”

  1. It is obvious that you will like when someone admire your pet. So try to train them according to your circle. It will give you a proud feel as well as it will decrease your worry about your pet.

  2. Wow, that last picture of Eko munching on the antler was a really sureal one, his head almost looked a lion’s head!! I’m surprised that all the animals didn’t flee with Eko being around!! Your camera phone wasn’t too bad either.

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