Outdoor Activities

During winter there are various activities to get involved in with your pup, in the snowy landscape of Colorado Springs. Many days are sunny and warm! Enjoy these awesome activities:

Hiking and Biking

Hiking and biking trails along alpine forests and beneath spectacular rock formations are common activities that take place in different areas of Colorado Springs. Some are easy, others moderate, and still others more challenging, you can choose what’s best for you and your pup. Examples include:

  • Garden of the Gods Park: An off-leash dog area; red rock formations and Pikes Peak are on view.
  • Bear Creek Dog Park: You and your dogs can get various hiking options in this area which is near the foothills with great amenities.
  • Cheyenne Mountain State Park: Located south of Colorado Springs, this vast area offers a wonderful biking and hiking trails that your dogs will love.
  • The Crags Trail: Pike National Forest has a 4.2-mile hike tailored to your family and dogs.
  • Red Rock Canyon Open Space: From here, you’ll see unique sceneries of the Garden of the Gods, and traverse trails along the ridges of red rock and canyons. Also, off-leash dog loops are available.
  • Palmer Park: A vast wildlife reserve with a mesa that overlooks the city; it has a dog park that is enclosed, and an off-leash area provides incredible views.
  • Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain: You can take your dog up to the Pikes Peak’s summit to take in the fresh air. Ensure you have water due to less oxygen in the summit, and stay well-dressed for the cold trek.
  • Bear Creek Dog Park has enough space for your pup fun. Red Rock Canyon Open Space with dog trails allows more exploration for your pup. More attractions are in the Victor Narrow Gorge Railroad where your dog can ride in the train, and Cripple Creek.
  • Manitou Cliff Dwellings Dogs are welcome at this historical landmark. It has a museum perfect for indoor engagements, apart from ruins and a gift shop.

Dog-Friendly Events Around Colorado Springs

  • Dog-friendly Trivia Night at Pub Dog: Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm, dog-lovers from around Colorado Springs meet up at Pub Dog to indulge in great beer, test their wits, and enjoy a dog park that doubles as a bar.
  • Weekly 5K Fun Run: Every Thursday at 4:00 pm, the Gallop in the Garden is an exciting event for humans and canines alike. For socializing and exercise, this is a perfect dog-friendly event in Colorado Springs.

Tours

Tours are also sure to keep your adrenaline running with various exciting destinations accompanied by your pup during winter. Colorado Springs has what you yearn for in its variety of memorable tours. Examples include:

Dog sledding

Dog sledding tours are available in some places such as Alpine Adventure Dogsledding. They provide private and large family group options.

Jeep Tours

With your pet included, you can enjoy a personalized tour and view wildlife and the scenic beauty. Scenic train rides are found in the Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Royal Gorge Route Railroad, and the Royal Gorge.

Cave of the Winds

With a constant temperature in different seasons, this cave offers different tours for you and your dog. Outside the cave, more adventure awaits you depending on your wish, such as ziplining.

Winter Indoor Activities

 Since the weather may not be conducive outside, indoor activities can bring excitement to your tail wagging friend. Some of the activities are given below:

Visits to museums

Great museums such as Ghost Town Museum, May Natural Museum and the Western Museum of Mining and Industry gives a glimpse into the past albeit imaginatively, with great historical artifacts. You can read more about the dog-friendly areas here.

Pet-Friendly Hotels

Pet-friendly hotels also come in handy to satisfy your taste buds, some of which have a dog-themed menu (example being Pub Dog). Many have patios allowing dogs to have dinner with you.

For an awesome vacation stay with your pup, check out these incredible hotels:

  • The Broadmoor allows a maximum of two pets per room at a rate of $50 each night per pet.
  • The Academy Hotel has rooms that are specifically open to your furry friends!
  • Cheyenne Mountain allows up to two dogs weighing up to 80 pounds to stay for a rate of $35/night for each dog.

Restaurants

Dining with your pet is also possible with various restaurants with patios that your furry friend can relax and savor the moment and beverages. Some of them are:

  • Edelweiss: This “Biergarten” patio is perfect for people to dine with their pups.
  • Pub Dog Colorado: With an off-leash area for dogs to socialize and relax, this restaurant allows guests and their pets to dine indoors.

Other awesome restaurants that welcome your canine include Salsa Brava, Pizzeria Rustica, and Phantom Canyon Brewery.

Free events and activities

Free events abound in Colorado Springs: movies, concerts, and museum admissions. Some of them include Bear Creek Regional Park, Barr Trail (Pikes Peak), and Red Rock Canyon Space & Off-Leash Dog area. Most of them can be found here.

A Dog of a Day?

Have your best day. In Colorado Springs, spectacular sceneries reign, and the beauty of the region is fit for visitors and locals willing to relax and enjoy the activities from the immense options available. However, since the winter season alternates between snowy and warm weeks, most of the activities can be carried out throughout the year with proper timing. With your pup, you can get a wonderful experience together in Colorado Springs.

If you’d like to learn more about pet-friendly fun, feel free to contact us today!