If you are looking for some trail-blazing fun with your four-legged friend, Clive is the place to go! Located across both Dallas and Polk counties, the city of Clive sits in an area rich in pup-friendly trails to explore.
The Des Moines Trails wind around the
Campbell Recreation Area, and south into the city of Clive. Heading north, the
Des Moines Trails connect to other trails in the system, across Walnutt Creek
and onto the northern section of the Raccoon River Valley Trail. These are
great paths to explore with your dog while you are getting your bearings in
town, but make sure you go prepared for a good solid walk! Keep your dog on the
lead here, and remember your clean up bags and water.
You won’t find a shortage of accommodation options here, as Clive has an impressive number of pet-friendly places to stay. The La Quinta Inn & Suites Des Moines West Clive, Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn & Suites, and Wildwood Lodge in Clive welcomes small and bigger dogs. Days Inn Des Moines West Clive, and County Inn & Suites Des Moines West allows smaller pets.
There are two vet clinics and an animal hospital in the city, so you can rest assured your pup will be in good hands should he encounter a medical problem.
So pack your walking shoes and head to Clive for a great time out on some incredible trail systems. You will both have a pawsome time exploring this part of the world and meeting new friends along the way.