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Colorado Springs Offers Dog-Friendly Atmosphere

Article by Lindsay Tallman

Photography by El Paso County Parks/Pub Dog/Lost Friend Brewing/ Explore With Media

Originally published in Colorado Springs Lifestyle

When it comes to activities in Colorado Springs, most people would agree that the Olympic City offers a little bit of something for everyone. But people may not know that this city also offers attractions and activities galore for our most loyal furry friends.

Why leave your dog behind? Here are just a few of the options available to enjoy with your dog.


Broadmoor Seven Falls – Dogs on a leash are welcome to visit the seven waterfalls in this stunning box canyon.

Manitou Cliff Dwellings – Leashed dogs are welcome to visit all areas of the ruins including the museums.

Peterson Air and Space Museum – Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to visit and explore aviation history at this museum.

Pikes Peak – What could be cooler than seeing the world from 14,000 feet? Dogs are welcome to visit the summit on a leash.

Parks and Recreation

Bear Creek Dog Park – Dogs can play off-leash in this 25-acre dog park that includes a 1/3-mile stretch of Bear Creek, plenty of open space and an agility training area.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park – Dogs on a leash (no longer than 6 feet) are allowed on the following designated trails: Acorn Alley, Bobcat Way, Raccoon Ridge and Soaring Kestral (marked portion only).

Garden of the Gods – Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome to explore the Garden of the Gods with their owners. Pets are also welcome in the Visitor and Nature Center and the Trading Post store.

Red Rock Canyon Open Space – In addition to exploring the 785 acres of open space on a leash, Red Rock Canyon Open Space offers an unfenced, off-leash area containing two loop trails for dogs to roam freely.

Restaurants and Breweries

Pub Dog Colorado – This bar and restaurant includes a heated indoor and outdoor fenced-in, off-leash space for dogs to play while customers enjoy their meal. A small percentage membership fee is added to the bill.

Breweries - Many breweries are dog-friendly and welcome dogs in designated areas including Bristol Brewing Company, Cerberus Brewing Company, FH Beerworks, Fossil Craft Beer Co., Happy Tap, Lost Friend Brewing Company, Metric Brewing, Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. and Trails End Taproom.

Restaurants - Many restaurants in Colorado Springs provide dog-friendly outdoor patio seating. Be sure to check out their websites or call before bringing your well-behaved companion along for a meal.

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