Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Pets are permitted in the Preserve (including Mosca Pass Trail) and main use areas of the Park, including
Piñon Flats Campground
Dunes Overlook Trail
along the Medano Pass Primitive Road.
Pets are not permitted in:
the backcountry of the dunefield, beyond the first high ridge of dunes
off of the Dunes Overlook Trail
inside the visitor center
north of Castle Creek Picnic Area, except along Medano Pass Primitive Road
north of Point of No Return, including Sand Ramp Trail.
For more information about Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve see here.
Before You Go Exploring in the USA
For a discussion on state law regarding cats, see here.
Most locations require pets to be on a leash less than 6 feet long.
Typically pets are not permitted in public buildings.
Cats are welcome:
in developed areas
on many trails and campgrounds
in some lodging facilities
Cats must be restrained, either on a leash (not exceeding 6 feet in length) or caged/crated.
Pets are not permitted:
in public buildings
designated swimming beaches
Cats are allowed in national forests, but must be kept on leash (less than 6 feet in length) while in developed recreation areas and interpretive trails.
Cats are not permitted in swimming areas.