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Bringing Your Pets

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Naturally, you want to bring your four-footed family member with you and central Colorado is more than happy that you should. The following is information you'll need in advance.


  • Some lodging facilities are open to pets and some aren't. When booking, don't forget to inquire about pet policies.
  • Most trails require dogs to be leashed or at least under close voice command. Please be respectful of other people and animals. Always clean up after your canine.
  • Most public parks are open to dogs, provided they are kept leashed and you clean up after them, but Salida's Riverside Park is not.
  • The River Park in Buena Vista requires that dogs be on leash until you cross the Barbara Whipple Bridge. On the trails beyond the bridge, if you unleash your dog, keep it close to you.
  • The Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds is a large designated off-leash area. Take Gregg Drive west, crossing CR 321.
  • Collect local veterinarian information before you arrive and bring your pets medical records with you. Being prepared in advance can save a world of trouble during an emergency.


Dog Parks

Salida - Loyal Duke's Dog Park

At the junction of Holman Avenue and the Milk Run Trail.

Open from 8 – 8, seven days.

There is one fenced area for larger dogs and one for smaller, both with amenities.


Buena Vista -  River Park Dog Park

Across from the Community Center on Cedar Street.

Open from dawn to dusk, seven days.

There is one fenced area for larger dogs and one for smaller, both with amenities.


Upcoming Events

Giddyup! Bike Film Tour

Saturday,  April 29


Mike Love Concert

Sunday,  April 30


Collegiate Peaks Trail Run

Friday,  May 5

Buena Vista

Celtic and Old Time Music Jam

Tuesday,  May 9

Buena Vista

Buena Vista Second Saturday (free)

Saturday,  May 13

Buena Vista

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