North Boulder in Boulder, Colorado is 12.3 miles from Gold Hill. This area is the home of an off-leash dog park known as Foothills Community Dog Park. Here, your dog will have plenty of room to exercise, socialize, or even take a leisurely stroll with you on one of the walking paths. And, the park even has two separate areas for small and large breeds for safety. North Boulder also offers some dog-friendly restaurants for owners and their pooches to dine together. Restaurant 4580 is one of your options. This spot is nestled in the foothills with some beautiful scenery, and has everything from burgers to steak and a variety of foods in-between.
Just a couple of minutes east of Central Boulder is the East Central neighborhood of the same city. The Howard Heuston Off Leash Dog Area makes its home here in the Howard Heuston Park. The area is marked off with poles but isn’t fenced, so make sure your pup has good listening and obedience skills. East Central Boulder also has a PetSmart training location that can help puppies and adults alike learn to socialize, be obedient, and communicate with their owners. For an evening out with your furry friend, head to Pekoe Sip House for coffees, pastries, and paw-friendly tables.
About 11.3 miles from Gold Hill is Chautauqua, another Boulder neighborhood that sits on the southern end of the University of Colorado Boulder area. Chautauqua is a rural area that houses the beautiful Chautauqua Park, where you can catch some of the most breathtaking views in Colorado. Here, your pup is welcome to join you on his leash as you walk, hike, jog, or simply sit down for a picnic in the park. The Royal Arch Trail can take you and Rover on another outdoor adventure here, providing over three miles of hiking trail that brings you to a mountain peak that offers views you won’t soon forget.