Bear Lake is a natural lake located on the border of Utah and Idaho.
It is known for its turquoise colored waters and surrounding mountains.
As we were driving down Highway 89, we saw our first glimpse of Bear Lake's beauty. I couldn't stop saying "wow." It is just a breathtaking place.
Bear Lake has endless activities to do. From boating, swimming, tubbing, jet skiing to hiking, adventure parks and biking.
We rented a small motorized fishing boat and had an absolute blast on the water. I highly suggest enjoying these blue and crystal clear waters on a boat! Bear Lake Marina offers so many water rentals including: Mastercraft, Jet Skiis, fishing boats and more.
This lake is 109 square miles, miles of beautiful beaches. We drove around the whole lake and every inch has a view.
During summer, Bear Lake can get crowded. However, we were still able to find a beach to ourselves. The dogs absolutely LOVED swimming in the lake. It was Levi's first time in a big body of water and I was so glad to see that he is a water baby.
My suggestions for a great dog friendly experience in Bear Lake:
1) Find accommodation that is pet friendly. During my research, I found that most of the places in Bear Lake are pet friendly. I usually book KOA's as they have dog parks!
2) Beach it with the pups. Enjoy the clear water and the bright sun with your best friends.
3) Walk Bear Lake Blvd in Garden City and try some shakes. Bear Lake has many restaurants and is known for their famous raspberry milkshakes. Most places have seating outside and are pet friendly.
4) Go on a hike. I highly suggest doing the Limber Pine Nature Trail. We went at 7 am. Not one other soul on the trail, just lots of squirrels and rabbits. It took us 45 minutes and it was so worth it.
5) AS ALWAYS BRING ENOUGH WATER AND A PORTABLE WATER BOWL.
Visit Bear Lake. Bring your best friends. Have fun, relax and take in the views.
For more information about Bear Lake: https://utah.com/bear-lake-state-park
Where should we travel to next?
Moab, Utah is a magical city in the middle of stunning red rock formations. It has been on my list of places to explore for some time now, and finally this weekend the pups and I did just that.
I’ve got asked these 3 questions by many people so I thought, I would revolve this blog around that!
1) What to do in Moab?
Moab is a gateway for Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Great hiking, mountain climbing and biking, jeep safaris, horseback riding, river rafting, and fishing.
Moab also has a lovely downtown with great restaurants and dessert places!
2) Are dogs allowed in the National Parks in Moab? If not, where do you take dogs in Moab?
Yes, they can go where cars can go on a leash. They can not walk the trails inside the National Parks. But don't worry, there are plenty of cool dog hikes. (I'll get to that soon)
On Saturday, the pups stayed in the trailer while I hiked up to the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. This hike is 3 mile round trip, but quite steep. It took 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete this trail. It may be steep but it's worth it. The views from up top are stunning. If you are not wanting to do this long of a hike, Arches National Park also offers a Delicate Arch Viewpoint. This walking trail will take you only 10 minutes!
Arches National Park offers many amazing hikes, including The Windows, Balanced Rock, Tower Arch, etc.
I suggest visiting their website; so you can plan and see what hike/s you would want to do prior to arriving.
Moab Dog Friendly Trails:
*Generally in UT, state parks and recreation areas allow leashed dogs.*
A popular dog hike is Corona Arch. Sadly for us, this trail was just too long for the bulldogs to be in the hot Moab sun and its quite technical. So instead, we hiked The Fisher Towers. This hike is relatively easy and offers 5 miles of beautiful scenery. Again, it was too hot for a bulldog to do, so we were just happy walking half of a mile and taking photos in front of the towers!
We later did a sunset hike at Sand Flats Recreational Area. Slick Rock Trail is their popular hiking and mountain biking route. We didn’t follow a route and just walked along the big rocks! This is a prime spot for sunset watching!
3) How do you keep pups cool in the hot heat?
TIPS: Always keep enough water on you and carry a collapsible water bowl.
I generally bring water bottles that I use to wet the dogs down while on hikes. Luckily for me, my pups love water so they are happy when I do that!
Purchase a cooling vest, this vest helps keep pups temperature down! Or a cooling mat!
Hike in the mornings, or in the evenings for cooler temperatures.
I quickly realized that Moab had way more to offer than my expectations, therefore we weren’t able to fit everything we wanted to do in our schedule. I highly recommend staying in Moab for at least 3 nights!
Friends, go to Moab. It is magical.
For more information about Moab: www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm
Thanks for following our adventures <3
@petwinery is a company that creates healthy and tasty drinks/treats for dogs and cats.
We were lucky enough to receive a package from @petwinery that contained: Bark Brew, Dog Pawringon, FetchMe Noir, and Dog Ice Cream.
York, Ro and Levi taste approved all products and are currently begging for more! I just love that I can now enjoy a drink with my dogs #lifegoals.
@petwinery also offers CBD treats for pups, cats and humans with their sister company @creatingbetterdays. We were sent a bag of Wildlife CBD Sweet Pet-Ato Bites. CBD supplements have shown positive effects on joint function, quality of life, skin irritation and more!
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Thanks to @dexasintl for sending us so many products to try out!
@dexasintl is a company based in Texas, USA that creates kitchen tools, cutting boards, office and PET supplies.
We received a few of their grooming and feeding pet products.
I wish I had the MudBuster when we were waiting for our yard to be done! That would have saved me so many headaches. LOL.
LOVE LOVE LOVE all these products and HIGHLY recommend all the items mentioned above.
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We took the Memorial Day weekend to explore the Grand Tetons, and surrounds.
Grand Teton National Park is home of the beautiful Teton Mountain Range located in Wyoming.
I got a lot of DM's asking if dogs are allowed in The Grand Tetons.
& yes they are! However, the basic guideline for dogs in the park is "leashed dogs can go anywhere cars can go." This rule is for the safety of your pups because the Grand Tetons are home to bears, elk, deer, moose, and bison. We saw all the above beside bears!
So is it still worth bringing the dogs? DEFINITELY.
Driving the scenic loop and seeing the pups take in all the beauty was so worth it.
We also walked around the parking lot and paved trail in Jackson Lake together. A memory I will cherish forever.
Not only did we explore the Grand Tetons, we also explored Jackson Hole.
Jackson Hole is a small town that reminded me of Park City, Utah! We drove to Cache Creek and walked the Putt-Putt Trail. This trail had amazing views of the Tetons, and a creek! The pups favorite was playing in the creek after a nice hike!
There are several pet friendly trails and restaurants in Jackson Hole.
The Grand Tetons offer so much beauty to take in and so much to do. There are many amazing activities: Hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and more. I went horseback riding through the Tetons and it was AMAZING. I highly suggest doing that!
Obviously, these activities don't allow dogs. PLAN AHEAD! Book a dog-friendly hotel, RV park or doggy daycare.
Also, an hour away from the Grand Tetons is Yellowstone (another AMAZING National Park) Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to get there on this trip.
The Grand Tetons is a beautiful place. Share the experience with your dogs, family, and friends.
Find more info about Grand Tetons here: www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm
@treatadog Faux Fur Orthopedic bed has officially become our favorite dog bed.
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This bed comes in 2 styles and 3 sizes! We were gifted 'The Curve' in size XL.
The two styles are: the curve and the rectangle. The three sizes are: Medium/Large, Extra Large and Giant.
Reasons why we love this bed:
Our friends @treatadog gave us a discount code to share with you all!
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Thank you @kandacandles for sending us a package of great smelling candles!
@kandacandles is a gift shop that sells 100% Soy Candles in Pittsburgh, USA.
We received three scents: Lilac, White Tea and Fig, and Honeysuckle.
All smell SO SO good. My favorite scent is the White Tea and Fig!
@kandacandles offers their candles in 8 OZ and 16 OZ Mason Jars. As well as 48 OZ 3 Wick Jars.
Who doesn't love their home smelling great?
These candles are perfect for masking the smell of bulldog farts! LOL!
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@crownandpaw is a company that creates custom renaissance pet art!
@crownandpaw has many portrait styles and sizes to choose from. I chose 'The Count' in an 8' by 10'.
How does @crownandpaw work?
1) Place Order: Choose a portrait style and upload a photo of your pet.
2) @crownandpaw artists will create your personalized Pet Art and ship it to you.
IT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT. Just like that, you will have a one of kind piece of art work of your pet.
I chose to have #crownandpaw designers create a photo of Levi. He looks like a KING.
I absolutely loved receiving Levi's @crownandpaw custom portrait and now have it on my bookshelf in my office.
What a lovely piece of art to stare at!
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If you are following us on Instagram, you may have seen our new trailer!
One of my dreams is to travel with the pups, and now it has become a reality.
@girlplusbulldogs team will share traveling tips and must-see places that are pet friendly.
This weekend we took the trailer out for the first time to Leeds, Utah.
1) Only cost $5 for a day pass.
2) It's like a mini Zion, but with no crowds!
3) There generally is a flowing river and small rock pools. Perfect for dogs to take a dip in!
I recommend going to Red Cliffs in the morning. 1) to avoid crowds 2) to beat the heat.
We went at 7 am and did not see another person or dog! We had the whole place to ourselves.
TIP: always keep enough water for you and your pup. Don't forget to take a collapsible water bowl!
Don't have dogs? Red Cliffs is a must-see with or without, as it provides miles of wonderful hiking and stunning scenery.
Surrounded by beautiful red rocks, Quail Creek is like a mini Lake Powell!
Feel free to rent a paddle board or kayak. Have a boat? Bring that too!
Keep an eye out for turtles, frogs and lizards!
I suggest climbing to the top to take in the magnificent views of St. George.
At Pioneer Park, I have the pups leashed and free. When we get higher, I put them on their leads to be safe.
TIP: go in the morning or at sunset as the temperatures year round at this park are very high.
Leeds/ St. George are filled with natural pet friendly sights!
A big thank you to @godogtoys for sending us a box of durable plushies!
We received: Amphibianz, Dragonz, Checkers, Dinoz, Furballz and Fuzzy Wuzzies Plush Dog Toys.
@godogtoys Plush Dog Toys:
As a bulldog owner I try not to buy plush toys because they get destroyed within minutes.
However, I am now a HUGE fan of @godogtoys. York has played with a FuzzBall for 2 HOURS, and it is still in tact! That's a new record!
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