Pet Friendly Travel

Take care of your pets.  Be aware that vehicles get very hot, especially at this altitude.  Consideration of the heat and dehydration potential is crucial.  Pets need to acclimate to the elevation as well!

Check out our Hotels and Motels Page or Camping and RV Park Page for pet friendly options.

Pets are welcome at the Colorado Welcome Center at Alamosa.  Treats are usually available from our ever-friendly volunteers and there is plenty of room for both you and your pet to take a walk and stretch your legs. 

For a longer excursion, maybe a picnic lunch and a nice walk, check out the Alamosa Ranch trails and picnic area. 

If you are going to ride one of our scenic railroads, or don't want to keep your pet closed up for the day, call the Dog Days Inn, a great place to leave your pet for the day or overnight.  719-589-3988.

If you are taking your pet to the Great Sand Dunes, be aware that the surface temperature of the sand can reach as high as 150 degrees in the summer.  Paws are tender, so take your pet for a walk early in the morning or in the evening. 

Upcoming Events

  • Fri, May 26 Fort Garland Museum will hold its annual living history military encampment on Memorial Day weekend; all day Saturday May 26. Activities begin at 9am Saturday with the Flag...

  • Sat, May 27 A Festival of Fine Arts & Dining with Culinary Contests on Creede's Historic Main Street! Contests of culinary aspect and displays of a variety of artistic creations....

  • Fri, Jun 2 Everyone’s favorite summertime festival is back! The Summerfest on the Rio is held in the beautiful Cole Park on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Enjoy...

  • Fri, Jun 2 Presented by Nicks Garage-- The event is centered around the Movie Manor in Monte Vista, Colorado. Movie Manor is one of America’s original drive-in movie theaters, featuring...

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