Planning Your Dog-Friendly Trip to Bozeman


It’s so easy to bring your best friend to Bozeman! As a mountain town with a whole lot of outdoors to explore, Bozeman, Montana, is a top dog-friendly destination. And while there are a ton of trails to check out, there are so many other ways to enjoy hanging out with your furry friend here. These are just a few of the places to add to your list when planning your trip to Bozeman with your dog.

Dog Parks

Lewis and Bark Dog Park

This fully enclosed off-leash dog park features a canine swimming area at Bozeman pond. Let them run free and make new friends while they splash around and cool off. And you just can’t beat a name like Lewis and Bark Dog Park.

Gallatin Regional Park

The 87 acres of Gallatin Regional Park offer up trails and a dino playground, plus a swimming area for kids and an off-leash dog area for the four-legged friends. There are also climbing boulders and plenty of benches for relaxing.

Snowfill Recreation Area

Snowfill Recreation Area is the designated off-leash dog park of Bozeman, managed by Gallatin Valley Land Trust. You’ll find a water pump so your pup can rehydrate, dog-proof fencing so they can run free without care, a pit toilet for you, and waste disposal areas for them. This is a 1.2-mile trail where you can lay the groundwork for many backcountry days to come.

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Peets Hill at Burke Park

Peets Hill is a popular spot to stroll with your pooch, yielding views of the Gallatin Valley and city of Bozeman with only a little uphill climb at the beginning. It’s also a dog off-leash area, so just make sure to keep them under voice control, and enjoy the mountains.

Bridgers Trail System

When you want to get some miles in with your dog without having to go far from town, the trail system covering the Bridger Range begins at the popular College M Trail. The Bridger Ridge Trail traverses 18.9 miles north from there, with other trails accessing it along the way. Dogs are allowed off leash on these areas of Forest Service Land.

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Outdoor Patios

Lockhorn Cider House

Sip on some local cider while you chill outdoors on the cozy garden patio at Lockhorn Cider House, spending time with your four-legged best friend.

Bozeman Taproom (lower section)

Bozeman Taproom might be best known for its rooftop patio, but customers hanging out with a fur baby can stick to the lower level and still enjoy one of the 75 craft brews on tap. They also serve elevated pub fare and host live music.

Feed Cafe

Feed Cafe has picnic benches set up outdoors on their lawn for morning bites and sips of caffeinated beverages that meet the pet-friendly requirement. Farm fresh ingredients find a perfect setting in this distinctive red barn.

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Doggy Daycare

You want to bring your dog on every adventure, but there are some parts of Yellowstone and other activities that might not be accessible for dogs. But with quality pet care options, you can still bring them along on the trip, even if you can’t be with them every day. Dee-O-Gee, Animal House Pet Lodging, and Kennels West are just a few local options for doggy daycare in Bozeman.

Pet-friendly Spots

Finding pet-friendly accommodation for you and your pooch can be an involved search, but you have some great choices in Bozeman. Dogs are welcome at the Bozeman Trail Campground, and the Baymont by Wyndham Bozeman has some pet rooms available for an additional nightly fee, so you and your pup can rest up and get ready for your next adventure.

For more tips and inspiration to plan your trip to Bozeman, check out the rest of the Highline Adventures blog.