By Maria Pedone
September 18, 2013

This Sunday marks the first official day of fall. Lucky for Fido, the crisp air and clear skies make for some of the best walking weather of the year. So why not take advantage of the golden foliage and head on a hike?

Mammoth Lakes, California has hundreds of miles of trails set along the Eastern Sierra, with plenty of pet-friendly options. Dogs are welcome to ride the Panorama Gondola, bringing you both up 11,053 feet to the summit of Mammoth Mountain. Take advantage of photo opp’s here before your pup gets tired.

Back at The Westin Monache Resort, a miniature Heavenly Bed duvet awaits your pup for a post-hike nap. Step outside the hotel for dinner to The Side Door Bistro, where dogs are served treats on their outdoor patio. Or, if you both prefer ground seating, grab a blanket and head to Convict Lake’s restaurant, where pets and owners are served while sprawled on the grass beneath the Aspens.

Maria Pedone is a digital editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @mariapedestrian.