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

  • Thu, Sep 4 Celebrate at the Great Sand Dunes National Park as they unveil their 2014 quarter! It's part of the U.S. Mint's "America the Beautiful" coin series, and the...

  • Sat, Sep 6 The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is proud to bring back their summer concerts known as the Mountain Rails Live Concert Series! September 6 & 7 Suzy Bogguss...

  • Sat, Sep 6 The POWWOW is an enerfy-filled community event that is free and open to the public. There will be music, dancing, and vendors from 9AM till sundown.

  • Thu, Sep 11 7pm This year's theme for the Southern Colorado Film Festival is "One Valley, Many Voices." The SoCo Film Commission seeks to bring the filmmaker's power of self-expression to...

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