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 can see the
river from a 2,000 foot view point as well as Painted Wall, Colorado’s highest
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
No bones about, your doggo will go mutts for this