National Park

Rocky Mountain Dog Policy

Rocky Mountain National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Not Allowed
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Bisected north to south by the Continental Divide, this portion of the Rockies has ecosystems varying from over 150 riparian lakes to montane and subalpine forests to treeless alpine tundra. Wildlife including mule deer, bighorn sheep, black bears, and cougars inhabit its igneous mountains and glacial valleys. Longs Peak, a classic Colorado fourteener, and the scenic Bear Lake are popular destinations, as well as the historic Trail Ridge Road, which reaches an elevation of more than 12,000 feet (3,700 m).[1]

Rocky Mountain National Park is a somewhat friendly national park. While dogs are not allowed on trails, they are allowed at campgrounds and along roads while on a leash no longer than 6'.


Pet Policy Details
415 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on any trails at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in front-country campgrounds while on a leash no longer than 6'. Dogs are allowed at the following campgrounds:

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed along roads while on a leash no longer than 6'.

Location & Map

Estes Park and Grand Lake

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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