When it comes to dog friendly vacations, Colorado might just be the place!
The state of Colorado takes their dogs and their outdoor activities seriously. Colorado is one of the most majestically beautiful places on earth and a great place to go on vacation with your four legged best friend. Coloradans like their dogs and they like their dogs big, from what I hear. This becomes obvious by performing a cursory Google search. If you’re looking for places for your pooch to get pampered, well, move over Beverly Hills because Denver is the paw-sitively hottest spot for Spot around.
From pet-friendly hotels to hikes and parks, your family and your beloved dog can enjoy the beauty of Colorado together. First let’s take a look at places for you and your pet to stay. Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco in Downtown Denver gets big ratings from former guests for their dog policies. The hotel, located close to the Paramount Theater, Colorado Convention Center and the U.S.Mint, requires no dog deposit and allows two dogs to stay. Human companions will have to sign forms agreeing to be liable for damages. The Hotel Monaco provides you with homemade dog biscuits, poop bags, a map of area dog parks and a sign for your door to alert hotel staff to the presence of a pet. The staff takes the time to greet your dog as you walk in and out of the hotel. Other hotels with 4 paw pet policies include the Westin Tabor Center (30lb max!), Hyatt Regency and many La Quinta locations. Be sure to check out Denver’s City-Wide Breed Restrictions before setting out for the Rockies with your four legged buddy riding shotgun.
Colorado has some of the most amazing natural scenery around. The Rocky Mountains are gorgeous and the entire Denver area is rife with hiking trails and parks to be enjoyed by you and your best friend. Echo Lake Trails in the Idaho Springs area is located about 33 miles west of Denver. The park boasts picnic tables and barbeque grills as well as a lake and hiking trails. Dogs are welcome, making this an outing that is fun for the entire family.
When it comes to dog friendly vacations, Denver’s options are practically endless. Denver is home to a myriad of dog parks and doggie spas. Shiatsu for your Shih tzu? Pedicures for your Pekinese? You know, it wouldn’t surprise me if Denver could accommodate those desires. As far as parks go, there are many, but smart Denver area hounds recommend Washington Park. Known as “Wash Park” to the locals, this 154-acre park is one of the city’s largest, with several hiking options including a 2.6 mile trail around the park’s outer edges. When your pup needs to cool off, the park boasts two lakes to romp in.
Finally, should your dog have a need for veterinary care while visiting Denver, a savvy local dog owner recommends Alameda East Veterinary Hospital.
Traveling with dogs can be awesome! Just remember, booking early is essential when traveling with any pets. See what’s available today so you get the best deals. Start your search for pet friendly hotels here. Then sit back and think of all the fun things you can do when you get there!