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Dog Areas in Gunnison

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Gunnison, Colorado, is a beautiful mountain city with tons of community parks and a cozy, small-town vibe. Whether you find yourself en route to the Rocky Mountains or are just looking for a beautiful city to visit, Gunnison has plenty to of-fur! With spectacular snow-capped mountains in almost every direction, this city is ideal for pet parents that love the outdoors. Lovingly known as Gunny by its residents, the village has at least four veterinarians within the city limits and more in the surrounding townships. Plus, with a college nearby and plenty of young neighbors, Gunnison has plenty to do in town.

A quintessential western mountain valley town, Gunnison is ideal for adventurous pups that enjoy leashing up and exploring nature. Hungry? Grab a bite with Fido on the pet-friendly patio of Palisades, just off Main Street. After you fuel up, head down to the Hartman Rock Recreation Center, about 14 minutes by car, and check out the many scenic trails with your canine! 

Want to take in the sights without leaving the comfort of your car? Pack up a lunch and load up the car with your furry friends and drive along the Gunnison Park Loop Scenic Drive. You’ll get exceptional views of all the nearby mountains, and even a sneak peek into the neighboring towns!  

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Gunnison

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    Population Density 1,665/sq mi

    #1 West Gunnison

    Most of Gunnison is considered West Gunnison, and the local college is Western State Colorado University. However, this neighborhood happens to be the more secluded area of the city, as it spans closer towards the Gunnison River with less populated neighborhoods on the way. If you and Fido are looking for a cozy college town to settle into, but are searching for a quiet region in the middle of it all, West Gunnison is the spot! While you’re a little ways away from the community parks nearby, you can explore the riverbanks and untouched grasslands surrounding the small mountain town. You'll also find Gunnison KOA in this part of town, a Fido-friendly campground along the Gunnison River. Pets are welcome, but must wear a leash no longer than 6 feet.
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    Population Density 664/sq mi

    #2 Tomichi Heights Ranchettes

    On the opposite side of town, you'll find Tomichi Heights Ranchettes, a neighborhood in Gunnison that is close to the action! Located just south of the local college, and sandwiched between two community parks, is Tomichi Heights. The local parks, Jorgensen Park and Legion Park, are great places to mingle with locals while letting Fido stretch his legs! You will have to keep your pups on a leash when visiting these parks, but they have tons to offer! Just visiting? Right off Tomichi Ave, you will find a number of accommodations that welcome your furry friends happily. Venture around town and meet Gunnison's pet-friendly merchants and neighbors!
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    #3 Ohio Meadows

    Ohio Meadows is a tiny neighborhood in Gunnison which is a little more family-friendly than the neighboring college communities. Pawfect for pet parents looking to settle the whole family down, fur-kids included, Ohio Meadows is a quiet little corner of Gunnison. Ohio Meadows is well-known for its vast property sizes, giving homeowners plenty of space for their pets to run around freely! About 10 minutes out from the hustle and bustle of Main Street in the main city of Gunnison, Ohio Meadows is a beautiful neighborhood near the Ohio Creek, offering easy access to the Ohio Creek Road Trail. Your pup will enjoy long walks around your home, discovering other unmarked trails and lots of wildlife!
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    #4 Gunnison National Forest

    Welcome to Gunnison National Forest, one of the many protected grasslands throughout Colorado that showcases its natural beauty and gives you majestic views from all directions. Together with your best furry friend, you can explore the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and other areas throughout Gunnison National Forest. With over 3,500 miles of trails, you are sure to find something that is pawfect for your experience level. During summer months, visitors partake in water activities like kayaking, and during warmer months, you can sled down the mountains nearby! Plus, it’s only about 35 minutes away from the main city of Gunnison, so you can make it a daycation or a whole weekend of fun!
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    #5 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    This national park is just a small portion of the Black Canyon, named for the magnificent sculpted rock formations made by millions of years of the Gunnison River flowing through it. A spectacular place to sleep under the stars, Black Canyon welcomes visitors both four- and two-legged! There is plenty of hiking to explore; however, the park often implements temporary restrictions in certain areas for dog walking. Stick to the North Rim campground for overnight excursions and the Cedar Point or North Rim Chasm View Nature trails. Remember, Fido has to remain leashed while in the park, even at your campsite!
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