Prepare to enjoy nature when you and your pet travel to Colorado! From vast prairie grasslands to the majestic mountains and rushing rivers to desert landscapes, Colorado has it all. Denver and Boulder add a youthful, cosmopolitan feel, but everyone--locals and visitors alike--is drawn by the unbelievable wildlife and natural wonders. Whether you're soaking in a hot spring, moseying down the boardwalk of a historic town, or appreciating the ancient cliff dwellings and art of the local American Indian tribes, the Rocky Mountains provide a stunning backdrop. With so many great things to see and do throughout the state, Colorado is a place you can visit again and again.
Best Time To Visit
Most people visit Colorado during the winter ski season--and that's perfect because you and your pet will find it less crowded other times of the year! Summers in Colorado are warm and dry, with cooler temperatures at higher elevations. In the fall, the aspen trees turn yellow-gold, making for sensational leaf viewing.
Things Not To Miss
Take a drive and enjoy majestic mountain views in Rocky Mountain National Park, then head to one of the nearby national forests and hit the trails.
Tucked high in the San Juan Mountains, the village of Telluride makes an ideal getaway. Don't miss the free, pet friendly gondola ride to Mountain Village!
Grab your board and race your dog down the tallest sand dunes in North America at Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Saunter around Saint Elmo, one of the best-preserved ghost towns in Colorado.
All aboard the Cripple Creek & Victor Railroad! Trains leave the 1894 depot for narrated trips explaining the town's rich history in gold mining.
With Pike's Peak in the background, wander among the massive red sandstone rock formations on 15 miles of pet friendly trails at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
Experience the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.