Redvale is a small, unincorporated community in southwestern Colorado, located within walking distance of Uncompahgre National Forest. Lacking most facilities, the area is hidden behind woodlands and campgrounds. That’s perfect if you have been looking for a true getaway with Fido! Although it will be difficult to find shops and eateries to dine out, the community offers the excitement of the wilderness and the true beauty of Colorado forest. Medical help is available in Norwood, just 15 minutes east of Redvale; however, the clinic is closed on the weekends.
Remember that Uncompahgre National Forest is just a few miles away from Redvale? This is your best chance to test your endurance and dive into an un-fur-gettable adventure. This massive national forest offers the best hiking trails in Colorado. The best part? All of them are pet-friendly! Scenic landscapes, mountains, lakes, and campgrounds are waiting for the most daring pups and people. Are you ready?
If not, then choose one of the many campgrounds in Lincoln National Forest. Most of them are located about 10 minutes south of Redvale. The closest option will be Sunshine Campground. It’s near Telluride’s commercial area and offers breathtaking views of Sunshine Peak, visible from afar!
Telluride is a very special community in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains that you just cannot miss out on with Fido! A former mining town, today, Telluride is by far the most pet-friendly place you'll find nearby. Travel with your leashed Fido around the city on The Galloping Goose, a free public bus that welcomes canine passengers! But the eastern part of Telluride is probably one of the most exciting. You will find Telluride Town Park off San Miguel River, on East Colorado Avenue. If the fields are empty, feel free to play catch or throw a Frisbee! You can also explore the trail winding along the river for about 3 miles. The trail also provides easy access to the water if your pooch fancies a dip!
Ouray is one of the most populous cities in and the county seat of Ouray County in southwestern Colorado. “The Switzerland of America,” Ouray offers a refreshing mix of nature, mountain, and sky views during your stay. The commercial area with shopping and dining options is centered along Main Street. Just look to the west to see the beauty of Uncompahgre River. Prefer to enjoy some up-close views? Take a nice riverfront walk before you visit Ouray Dog Park, located on the banks of the river. This fenced facility is the pawfect place for pups to play the day away! Don't forget the water and waste bags.
This neighborhood is home to residential quarters, parks, and creeks, all located a few miles from downtown Montrose. You should definitely pay a visit to Cerise Park and the adjacent Montrose Dog Park. Both recreation spots are set on Uncompahgre River. Cerise is perfect for playing outside in the fields with Fido when there’s nobody around. However, the better choice will be the dog park since it has a fenced, designated area for games and fun! And just a skip and a hop away, you'll find the West Main Trailhead, a great place to start a walking adventure with your leashed Fido.
Spanish Trail is a small neighborhood in the northern part of Grand Junction, just south of Appleton, CO. Outlined by I-70 to the north, the neighborhood is almost entirely occupied by Canyon View Park, leaving just a small square for residential quarters and multiple churches. The park is a wonderful local attraction, with walking and cycling trails and plenty of open space! But what about the pups? Don't fret! You'll find Canyon View Dog Park at the north end of the main area, across the road. Whether you've got a hulk of a hound or your pup is more petite, they're sure to have a ball at this furrific park!
Cortez is wonderful if you want to try everything with Fido at once. Located in the southwestern corner of Colorado, the town offers a variety of attractions. The area between South and North Broadway is the one you should aim for! Leave behind the densely populated residential quarters and hotels to find Denny Lake near Lakeside Drive. Here, you will find Denny Park, a wonderful natural area with walking trails and picnic shelters. Not enough for your hyper hound? Treat him to some off-leash playtime at Cortez Dog Park! Don’t worry if you haven’t taken any toys with you -- there’s always a bucket of toys on-site.