Even with its rapid growth, Denver is still the perfect place to bring your pet. With many outdoor areas in this “Mile High” city, you and your pet will enjoy your stay. Rest assured, you will be spoiled for choice while enjoying Denver with your pet.
With so many pet-friendly parks, you will actually have a hard time narrowing down where to go. City Park is downtown and filled with lakes, fields, and even a zoo. If you enjoy architecture, head to Washington Park, which is filled with turn of the 19th century homes. Cheesman Park has an Acropolis inspired pavilion and a beautiful view of the Denver skyline. If your pet likes swimming, Confluence Park is near both Cherry Creek and South Platte River. For those with dogs, there are quite a few dog parks from which to choose. The largest is Cherry Creek State Park which has a Dog Off Leash Area with over 100-acres for your pup to enjoy.
Once you and your pet are hungry, head to one of the many pet-friendly restaurants in the area. Both Bark Bar and Barker Lounge are designed specifically to allow your dogs to roam within their fenced in yards while you enjoy a beer.
Have a drink at Denver Beer Co., where you can sit out in the beer garden with your pet. They even have a Dog Beerscuit for your dog to enjoy. If you are not quite ready to take your dog camping, head to Forest Room 5 near the Denver Botanic Gardens. Its outdoor patio is meant to make you feel like you are sitting around a campfire in the mountains. Your pup might even make friends with the owner’s own dog. Pet are allowed inside and outside at The Lift and its 7,000 square-foot private dog park.