You have been awaiting the day when you’re finally going to step out of the house with a leash in your hand, your feet in your Caterpillars, your car or minivan filled with camping gear and sweaters, and head towards the 3000 miles long mountainous giant – The Rockies! And be sure that you, and your dog are going to have the time of your life surrounded by nature so amazing you’ll never want to return back to the city.
Once you finally arrive and settle yourself in a charming cabin, resist the urge to visit the quaint cafes to drink a cup of hot chocolate – you can treat yourself to that after you have filled yours and your dog’s lungs with refreshing mountain air! Put on your warm clothes and go for a hike towards the peaks and the mesmerizing mountain lakes. We guarantee that you will feel as if you were Frodo, and your faithful canine Sam will surely roam the tortuous trails in utter ecstasy. These trails are known for sightings of moose and for grand meadows, and to name just a few of these lakes, you have Parika, Bowen, Verna, Nanita, Lake of the Clouds (what an amazing name, right?!) and many, many more. This is a great introduction to your trip as you only need a bottle of water, some food to replenish your energy, and a good digital camera to capture the amazing vistas.
This activity is designed for the truly free-spirited, disciplined, and courageous dogs and dog owners. There is not an age limit, of course, but you have to take some steps beforehand in order to avoid all possible dangers and accidents. Therefore, precursory training and adapting is recommended, but there’s no reason not to try out you and your dog’s bravado for the first time, right here, at the Rocky Mountains. The Estes Park kayak course is notable for its easy flowing water, making this lake ideal for first-time dog-kayaking. Be sure to explore the best ways to make your dog safe, fed and comfortable and embark on your splashy ride!
If you’re tired of aimless hiking, skiing or your cabin interior, or you feel guilty for neglecting your dog after noticing they are getting chubbier by the minute, then snap out of it. Take your favorite animal and get out in the wilderness and pursue their relatives – it will be a fun activity, plus you have your pooch's six extraordinary senses to help you find animals you have previously seen only in encyclopedias. Of course, keep a distance, and if a close encounter does happen, be sure to put your dog on a leash as they will probably go berserk. Also, feeding the animals in the national park is forbidden. Besides, you should give all of your extra food exclusively to your doggo.
Take a break from the infinite hiking activities and rest by the bonfire. Be sure not to feed your dog too much – dogs can eat only a small amount of marshmallows! Roast 'em, cook 'em, have fun with 'em (marshmallows, not dogs - marshmallow=food, dog=friend)!
Just like Little Red Riding Hood, bring your treats, fill the basket, and occupy one of the thousand of picnic tables that are dispersed throughout the national park. Your doggo can play the role of the big bad wolf and eat a delicious non-grandma snack
If you have the slightest penchant for nature and adventure, you and your dog are bound to have a whale of a time in the Rockies as its beauty and vastness offer opportunities for excitement every step of the way. Ultimately, if you get tired of climbing, running around and hiking, you can simply sit down, breathe in, hug your dog at the foot of the mountain and gaze at the peaks of the mighty Rocky Mountains. And what better way to spend a day in a picturesque setting than with your most favorite person in the world - your beautiful, majestic, fabulous doggo!