Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Montrose, CO

There are 3 dog friendly hiking trails in Montrose. 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. See Details
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 TrailLink.com. 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
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