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Dog Friendly Estes

Want to go on vacation, but can't bear to leave your dog behind? Estes Park welcomes your dogs! Check out these resources to help you plan your trip to town to give you the best experience as you travel with your pup.

Dog Friendly Businesses

Throughout Estes you can find places to take your dogs! The map below includes shows:

  • lodging in purple
  • retail in green
  • food & beverage in blue

Contact the businesses directly for additional details, such as restrictions on number of dogs permitted & breeds permitted, pet fees that may be required, and the patio requirements for the food & beverage industry. You might find some of that detail on dog friendly chamber members in our business directory.

Dog Friendly Outdoors

  • Rocky Mountain National Park offers guidance on pets in the park.
  • While dogs are not allowed on trails in RMNP, we have highlighted a few trails that allow dogs below.
  • The Estes Park Dog Park, along Hwy 36 and Community Drive, is a great option for your pup to get some fresh air and exercise.
  • Be sure to study the trails and bring the essentials (food, water, map, etc.) for you and your dog while you are out exploring these or other trails.

Lake Estes Trail

Accessible from a variety of points, including the Estes Park Visitor Center, the Lake Estes offers a paved fitness trail around the perimeter of the lake. During elk calving season, mama elk can often be found around Lake Estes and may be aggressive. So be careful with your dogs.

Kruger Rock

A beautiful hike from Hermit Park. Note a fee is required.

Crosier Mountain

Crosier Mountain can be approached from three different trails.

Lily Mountain

Starting off Hwy 7, Lily Mountain is a steep climb with beautiful vistas.

Lion Gulch

Starting from the Lion Gulch trailhead along Hwy 36, the Lion Gulch trail winds along a river and showcases historic sites from Colorado Homesteaders.

Business List

Retail Businesses
  • Estes Park Sugar Shack
  • Fashion Express
  • Favorite Things
  • For Bare Feet
  • Gem and Fire
  • Gold Mine
  • Highland Bard
  • Hyk
  • Inkwell & Brew
  • Lazy Moose
  • Lithium
  • Macdonald Bookshop
  • Memories Old Time Portraits
  • Mountain Blown Glass
  • Mountain Gear
  • Mt Everest Gift House
  • NiaForever
  • Night Life by Simply Christmas
  • Old Church Shops
  • Old Fashion Candy Store
  • Omnibus
  • Outdoor World
  • Over the Edge
  • Park Place Mall
  • Park Supply
  • Real West Old Time Photography
  • Rocky Mountain Connection
  • Rocky Mountain Majesty
  • Rocky Mountain Souvenirs
  • Rocky Mountain Tops
  • Sgt. Peppers Music & Video
  • Simply Christmas
  • Sports Hound
  • Sterling Pony Jewelry & Gifts
  • The Lumber Yard
  • Three Blessed Gems
  • Toy Mountain
  • Trendz at the Park
  • Village Goldsmith
  • Water Wheel Gift Corner
  • Wild Spirits Gallery
  • Whisperingwood
  • Castle Mountain Lodge
  • Columbine Inn
  • Cliffside Cottages
  • Colorado Cottages
  • Coyote Mountain Lodge
  • Elkhorn Lodge & Guest Ranch
  • Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort
  • Estes Village Inn
  • Fall River Village
  • Fawn Valley Inn
  • Heart of Estes Cabins
  • Hotel Estes
  • Inn on Fall River
  • Lazy R Cottages
  • Machin's Cottages
  • McGregor Mountain Lodge
  • Mountain Shadows Resort
  • Murphy's River Lodge
  • Mountain Shadows Resort
  • Murphy's River Lodge
  • Murphy's Resort
  • Olympus Lodge
  • The Ridgeline Hotel
  • Riverview Pines
  • The Rustic Acre
  • Silver Moon Inn
  • Skyline Cottages
  • Sunnyside Knoll Resort
  • Timber Creek Chalets
  • Tiny Town Cabins
  • Triple R Cottages
  • Twin Owls Motor Lodge
  • YMCA of the Rockies
Food & Beverage
  • Avant Garde Aleworks
  • Elkins Distilling Co
  • Inkwell & Brew
  • La Cabana Mexican Bar & Grill
  • Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co.
  • Rock Cut Brewing Co.
  • The Slab
  • Summit Nutrition
  • The Barrel