Pets In the Park

In Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, pets on leash may be walked on roads, in North Rim Campground, to the overlooks, and are allowed on the Cedar Point Nature Trail, and North Rim Chasm View Nature Trail.

Dogs may be walked on leash on the Rim Rock Trail from August 1 to May 31. Dogs are not allowed on the Rim Rock Trail from Tomichi Point to the South Rim Campground in June and July due to aggressive deer protecting their fawns.

Pets are not allowed on any other hiking trails, inner canyon routes or in the wilderness area. Pets are also not allowed on ranger-led geology walks or evening programs in the campground amphitheater.

Owners are responsible for their pet's behavior and may receive fines if their animal creates problems with wildlife and/or other visitors.

Do not leave your pet unattended in a vehicle or campsite. Interior temperatures of vehicles rise within minutes and pets can quickly overheat and die, even with the windows cracked.

Boarding services in the area include:

Stoney Hill Pet Lodge, 59049 Ida Rd, Olathe, CO (970) 323-5060
Iron Will Dog Lodge, 18077 6500 Rd, Montrose, CO (970) 596-8709
San Juan Vet Clinic, 822 Spring Creek Rd, Montrose, CO (970) 249-4490
Pearl's Pet Lodge, 13989 6900 Rd, Montrose, CO (970) 250-8932
Montrose Veterinary Clinic, 2260 S. Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO (970) 249-5469
Critter Sitters and Outfitters, 98 County Road 17, Gunnison, CO (970) 641-0460
Waggin' Tails Doggy Daycare, 800 Rio Grande Ave, Gunnison CO (970) 641-WAGS

Last updated: August 29, 2017

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102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230


(970) 641-2337 x205

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