Dog Friendly Activities in Montrose, CO

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Montrose, and 6 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Montrose.

Pet Friendly Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park "Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time," Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is dog-friendly! The Canyon exposes leashed dogs to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. Dog owners can check out Black Canyon of the Gunnison's official website for information on entrance fees, hours and seasonal road closures.

In the North Rim Campground pets on a leash may be walked on roads to the overlooks, and are allowed on the Cedar Point Nature Trail and North Rim Chasm View Nature Trail. Pets are not allowed on the southern portion of the Rim Rock Trail from June 1 to August 10. Year-round, dogs are not allowed on any other hiking trails, inner canyon routes, on ranger-led geology walks, evening programs in the amphitheater or in wilderness area.

In the South Rim Campground, dogs are allowed from June 1 to August 10 in campsites. However, they may not be taken on walks or carried around the campground or on the southern portion of the Rim Rock Trail due to aggressive deer.
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Pet Friendly Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail (Montrose Section)
Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail (Montrose Section) The Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail (Montrose Section) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Montrose! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail (Montrose Section). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit See Details
Montrose Dog Park Located along the Uncompahgre River Recreation Trail in Cerise Park, The Montrose Dog Park is a 4.25-acre park with a mix of wild-land and turf areas. Within the fenced park perimeter, there are entryways or calming areas where owners can unleash their pet before letting them into a small dog or large dog area. At the Park's south entrance there is a water fountain for people and pets. The Park also features benches, picnic tables, trash cans, and dog bag dispensers. Licensed and vaccinated dogs with current identification tags are welcome. The park does not allow more than three dogs per owner, puppies younger than four months, dogs with a history of aggressive behavior, and female dogs in heat. The Montrose Dog Park is open from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area is dog-friendly. There's plenty for dogs and their owners to do at Gunnison Gorge, including whitewater floating for more adventurous pups. More experienced whitewater rafters and their pets can hike a mile into the canyon to enjoy a multi-day trip of intense rafting on the river. Pets who prefer to stay dry can wander on one of the trails down to the Gunnison River that has carved its way through the black granite and red sandstone surrounding mountains. Dog life jackets are a necessity for Fido if they're getting out on the water. See Details
Star Drive-in Star Drive-in is a seasonal pet-friendly drive-in movie theater. This nostalgic pastime is still going strong and invites you to bring your pooch along to watch a new release or a classic feature from the comfort of your car. Dog owners are reminded not to disturb other moviegoers by only bringing well-behaved dogs along who don't bark at the exciting scenes. If your dog needs a bathroom break, don't forget to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Tru Vu Drive In Leashed pets are always welcome at Tru Vu Drive In! Operating year round, Tru Vu Drive In offers two screens, signature sandwiches, and good times. See Details
Ridgway State Park Ridgway State Park is dog-friendly. Located at the base of the San Juan Mountains, they welcome pets on a leash inside the park. At Ridgway, you and Fido will discover five miles of parkland and three campgrounds, all offering different areas of natural beauty. See Details
Magic Mesa Ranch Dream Weavers' 'Magic Mesa Ranch Dream Weavers' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Bill & CJ. During this experience, you'll grab a hoop and some fiber and make your own dream catcher. Once you learn the first stitch, you’ll be hooked. Light snacks are provided and leashed dogs are welcome. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $49 per person. See Details
Sweitzer Lake State Park Sweitzer Lake State Park is a pet-friendly place to visit with Fido. You and your pooch are welcome to explore the 210-acres site during the day. The park is made up of picnic sites and a huge reservoir that is popular among boaters, jet skiers, and those wanting to view interesting wildlife. See Details
Crawford State Park Crawford State Park is pet-friendly. Fido can join you at this popular recreation area as long as they are on a leash under six feet. Located near the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, the scenery that surrounds the park is stunning. The lake in the state park is popular among boaters, anglers, and those who enjoy water sports. See Details
Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center Fort Uncompahgre is pet-friendly. Located on the Old Spanish Trail, this authentic space is a throwback to the past. Leashed dogs are welcome in the outside areas of this space, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details