Best places to take your four-legged friend in Denver

If there is one thing I can tell you about Denver it would be that we really, really like our dogs in this city. Wherever you go you will see people with their four-legged friends – at the park, the coffee shop or even your favorite watering hole. Denver advocates itself as a dog-friendly city and I would have to agree, there are so many great spots to take your pup, even in the winter months. Below is a list of some of the best parks and hotels to take your favorite pup:


Rail yard dog park – Located in LoDo, this is a fenced-in, off leash park with areas for low-energy dogs separate from high-energy dogs.


Fuller park dog park – Found between Five Points and City Park West, this one-acre fenced in dog park has a suburban-urban feel.


Cherry Creek state park – This park has enough space for a few dogs to enjoy at the same time. Cherry Creek State Park is the largest regional park and recreational area in Southeast Denver with the off leash dog area spanning over 107 acres. You do need a park pass for your vehicle but you can make a day of it with the whole family, take a hike on the trails and enjoy the lake and other park activities.


Glendale farms dog park – This park is open an hour before sunrise and an hour after sunset and it’s free. It has 17-ares dedicated to off-leash play area with an obstacle course for those of you with curious companions who like a little challenge.


Elk Meadows park – Located just 35 minutes outside of Denver near Evergreen, this is a wonderful place to hike for both you and your dog.


Berkeley lake dog park – Situated on 2-acres near Lakeside Amusement Park this fenced in dog park is right by the lake and offers and area specifically for dogs under 25-lbs.


The Curtis Hotel – Your dog will feel special when they become part of the Curtis K-9 where they will be pampered with a sandwich board, a photo, snacks and doggie bags full of toys and treats.


Hotel Monaco – Dog or other furry friend, Hotel Monaco welcomes all pets of shapes and sizes for no extra charge. With a pet exercise area, dog beds, pet sitting, grooming and other services, your dog will never want to leave.


The Art Hotel – The hotel recently launched an ART run for patrons and their pups which is an urban public run following a curated map around the city. Once you are done, you can enjoy some ice-cold water while your pup can enjoy some bacon-fused water.

Besides great parks and hotels, there are plenty of great bars and coffee shops where you dog can enjoy some water and some baked puppy treats. Whether taking your dog for a walk or for a sleepover, Denver is full of great spots for your furry companion.