1 of 5

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Pets are permitted in the main national park day use areas and in the national preserve as long as they are kept on a leash less than 6 feet long. They are not permitted in the national park backcountry. Please keep the park clean by cleaning up after your pet. Unless you are in the moist, cool sand of Medano Creek, plan to hike with your pet in morning or evening in summer months to avoid hot sand. Visit Website

Or call (719) 378-6399 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Great Sand Dunes National Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Ami
    Jul. 1, 2021
    Dogs welcome!!

    The truth about national parks, is that they say that dogs are allowed, but really only on one or two trails, or they are often limited to parking lots. This park was stunning, and truly dog friendly. I do think our ocean loving pooches were a bit confused by all the sand and no surf 😆

  • Chris
    Jun. 3, 2021
    Great park, easy accessibility

    My old lab loved the Montville Nature Trail near the visitor center. Perfect for a quick visit on our way past, but you could definitely make a whole day out of it if you want to climb the actual dunes. Get there early though, like 8am

Post a Review

Traveler Photos

We dug up 9 pictures of dogs at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Want to feature your creature? Upload a photo of your pet at Great Sand Dunes National Park! You can also share by using the hashtag #bringfido on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Add a Photo
Great Sand Dunes National Park