Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Small
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Services: Dog Walking
Description

Where can your dog see sheer rock walls, a swift river, and deep canyons? You guessed it, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park! Here your pupster can gaze out over dramatic scenery while they reconnect with nature. They will absolutely love it!

The first thing to know about this place is that there are restrictions on where doggos can go. Canine visitors can walk along the roads, are welcome in the campgrounds, and are allowed on the overlooks. Furtunately, pups can also hike on two trails. For a mellow hike, follow the lovely Cedar Point Nature Trail. Stop and read the infurmation signs so your doggo can learn all about the local flora and fauna. This short trail is flat and is just 2/3 of a mile long. It has a puptacular overlook where your fur baby cansee the river from a 2,000 foot view point as well as Painted Wall, Colorado’s highest cliff.

North Rim Chasm View Nature Trail is the other dog friendly trail. It’s less than half a mile, so your pup won’t get much exercise. However, they will get furrific views of the river, Painted Wall, and Serpent Point. No matter where you hike, even if it’s just a short walk, always carry water and clean up bags.

There are three campgrounds in the park. With 88 campsites available, South Rim Campground is by far the largest. This is the only campground that has electric hookups and is RV compatible. North Rim and East Portal Campgrounds are much smaller and are for those ruffing it in tents. Remember, this is bear country, so keep your food pawperly stored in the provided lockers. The only furry creature you want in your campsite is your pooch!

No bones about, your doggo will go mutts for this beautiful park!

Address
102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours
Special Hours
Some roads are closed during winter. If you plan on visiting during the colder months, check with the park before arriving.
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Address
102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours
Special Hours
Some roads are closed during winter. If you plan on visiting during the colder months, check with the park before arriving.