Bringing a Dog to Estes Park

Bringing a Dog to Estes Park
Rocky Mountain Resorts offers a number of estes park lodging that is dog friendly at our properties for a minimal fee. Please be sure to let us know ahead of time so we have a unit that allows dogs before you arrive!

There is a lot of wildlife in the Rocky Mountains it is highly recommended and considerate to all of the creatures that live here year round to keep your dog on a leash while you are outside of your unit. Much of the fun of visiting Estes Park is seeing the wildlife roaming around the town. Elk, deer, moose and other wildlife are known to meander through the town. Estes Park is their home and we ask that you respect the natural surroundings and keep your dog safe at the same time by not allowing your pet to roam free at any time. Please also be kind and clean up after your dog uses the bathroom. 

There is an off-leash dog park in Estes Park where you can take your dog. It is located at the corner of Highway 36 (N St Vrain Avenue) and Community Drive. It has two fenced off parts and many locals use this dog park especially during the spring and fall when you are more likely to find Elk roaming the streets of Estes Park. 

Rocky Mountain National Park allows dogs inside of the park.  However, pets are not permitted to accompany you on hiking trails or in the back country. This means that dogs are only allowed on areas that can be accessed by vehicles and they must be on a leash that is less than 6 feet long and cannot be left unattended at any point while you are in the park. Please keep this in mind as you plan your travel. During the winter months some roads are closed off and within the restrictions allow you to have your pet on those closed off roads only. You are not able to veer off the road to a hiking trail. This can be a fun way to get out in the park with your dog. During the spring, summer and fall these roads are heavily traveled and it is not recommended to bring your pet to the national park if you plan to go outside of your vehicle. 

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