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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Dog & Pet Policy

(970) 641-2337

In Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, pets on leash may be walked on roads, in campgrounds, to the overlooks, and are allowed on the Rim Rock Trail, Cedar Point Nature Trail, and North Rim Chasm View Nature Trail. Pets are not allowed on any other hiking trails, inner canyon routes or in the wilderness area.

Owners are responsible for their pet’s behavior and may receive fines if their animal creates problems with wildlife and/or other visitors.

Do not leave your pet unattended in a vehicle or campsite. Interior temperatures of vehicles rise within minutes and pets can quickly overheat and die, even with the windows cracked.

Boarding services in the area include:


Bestfriends Critter Sitter, 11775 Bostwick Park Rd., (970) 240-8859

Double Diamond Kennels, 23661 Horsefly Rd., (970) 249-3067

Redclyffe Kennels, 16793 Chipeta Rd., (970) 249-6395


Deleff Kennels, 19541 B50 Rd., (970) 874-4058


Critter Sitters and Outfitters, 98 County Road 17, (970) 641-0460

Tomichi Pet Care Center, 106 S. 11th St., (970) 641-2460

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Disclaimer: This information is provided as a courtesy only. The governing agency may have updated policies not reflected by information provided here. We recommend you verify current pet policies with the relevant governing agency prior to your visit. strives to ensure correct information is provided. Please notify us at if you have updated information.

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