A Dog’s Utopia: Everything You Need to Know About Bringing Your Dog to Telluride

Here at Latitude 38, we love our pups and understand how hard it can be to leave them behind when traveling. Luckily, Telluride is arguably one of the most dog-friendly destinations and we have a plethora of vacation properties where dogs are welcome. If you plan on bringing you furry friend, there are tons of activities for you to do while visiting Telluride.


  • Walk the River Trail: A favorite among both locals and visitors, the River Trail offers a low-key 3 mile walk along the San Miguel river. For labradors and any other breed that loves to swim, the River Trail is the ideal spot for your pooch to take a dip in the crystal clear mountain waters. Doggie pick-up stations are dotted throughout the trail and it’s imperative that you always pick up after your pup.
  • Hop on The Gondola: There are specific pet-friendly cabins on the Gondola between the Town of Telluride and Mountain Village. Just look for the sticker with the picture of a dog. Take advantage of this unique, free mode of transportation during your stay! Note: the Galloping Goose bus system also welcomes dogs!
  • Enjoy an Alfresco Lunch with your Pooch: Many dining establishments around town welcome your dog on the patio. Smuggler’s Brewpub and Oak are two of our favorite spots where dogs are completely welcome to join you while you enjoy a meal on the patio. Just be sure to keep your pup leashed while you eat.
  • Hike Bear Creek or Jud Wiebe: If you need to really wear out your active dog while soaking in amazing views, both of these trails are perfect. Bear Creek is 1.5 miles and starts at the end of South Pine Street. Jud Wiebe is a 3.6 mile loops and offers a bit more challenging terrain.

We offer a variety of pet-friendly properties and would be happy to help arrange a fabulous Telluride vacation for you and your dog. Here are a few of our great vacation rentals where your dog is more than welcome. For a full selection, give us a call at 970-728-8838!

Montana Placer Inn (all rooms): 1 Bedroom hotel suites

218 Gregory: 3 BR, 2.5 BA

Fairway Drive: 4 BR, 5.5 BA

Ballard 101 North: 2 BR, 2.5 BA

Adams Ranch: 3 BR, 3 BA