Bringing a Dog to Estes Park

Estes Park Vacation

Rocky Mountain Resorts offers pet friendly lodging in Estes Park, CO at several of our rentals so you can bring the whole family! Select a unit that is dog-friendly and book online. We’ll be happy to accommodate you.

There is plenty of wildlife in the Rocky Mountains, so it is highly recommended and considerate to all that live here year-round to keep your dog on a leash while you are outside your unit. Part of what makes visiting Estes Park fun is seeing the wildlife roaming around town. Keep your eye out for elk, deer, moose, and other wildlife. 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 responsible pet owners and clean up after your dog.

There is an off-leash dog park in Estes Park where you can take your dog. Located at the corner of Highway 36 (N St Vrain Avenue) and Community Drive, the park provides two fenced-off areas and many locals use this dog park 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 backcountry. 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 six 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 to traffic but allow you to walk with your dog. This can be a fun way to see 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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