National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison Dog Policy

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Limited
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is famous for its narrow, but deep canyon carved by the Gunnison River. The rocks in the canyon largely appear black when they're not in direct sunlight. The steep cliffs here offer some great rock climbing, and there are a lot of opportunities for hiking and watersports.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is somewhat dog friendly. While dogs are only allowed on a few trails, they're allowed along roads and at campgrounds while on a leash. Dogs are not allowed inside any buildings. Dogs also cannot be left unattended in vehicles.


Pet Policy Details
48 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on only a few trails at Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The trails they're allowed on are:

  • Cedar Point Nature Trail
  • North Rim Cashm View Nature Trail
  • Rim Rock Trail

Dogs are not allowed on any other trails.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed at campgrounds, as long as they're on a leash. They are not allowed at the campground amphitheater. Dogs may not be left unattended at campsites.

The following boarding services are available in the area:

  • 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

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed on any roads, as long as they're on a 6' leash.

Location & Map


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