Colorado City, a modern town in Pueblo County in Colorado, can be easily confused with Old Colorado City, a national historic district in Colorado Springs. However, the historical namesake ceased to exist in 1917. Modern Colorado City, located at the base of Greenhorn Valley, offers alpine views and a mild climate with sporadic snowfalls in winter. Like many places in Colorado, the town is pawfect for pet owners, with several recreation areas and parks, a pet-friendly eatery, and a veterinary hospital. But if you prefer a wider variety of choices, Pueblo, just north of Colorado City, is a decent pet-friendly alternative.
Boxwood Hollow is an amazing dog park with plenty of open space and a natural landscape located 10 minutes west of Colorado City. Hidden outside Rey’s borders, this small gem is one of the best-kept secrets in the area! The park is never crowded, so your buddy is sure to have lots of off-leash fun. But if you want to socialize with the locals, Rey Mountain Park will suit you better, offering miles of trails for walking on-leash.
If all that playing makes your bellies growl, paw on over to Obie’s Fillin’ Station, a great pit-stop where you and your pooch can savor the best BBQ in the state at the outdoor tables!
Pueblo Mountain Park Road will lead you to -- you guessed it -- Pueblo Mountain Park! This expansive park has walking trails that you and your whole family can explore (furry family members included, of course). Bring plenty of water and waste bags for your adventures here. You can blaze your own trail, or join a dog-friendly group hike! In the spring and summer months, you and Fido can enjoy Zuke's Dog Hike. Your pup will even receive dog treats supplied by Zuke's Dog Treats! The park is also home to a nature center where you and your little ones can learn more about the wildlife that calls this area home.
Aberdeen is a neighborhood in Pueblo nestled on the banks of the Arkansas River. Home to Pueblo Community College, the neighborhood has plenty of fun places for humans and canines alike to explore. City Park is the most notable, featuring a zoo, tennis complex, swimming pool, and dog park. City Dog Park is a very pawpular fenced park and a fantastic place to let your furry baby off-leash to socialize with the local pups or play fetch! There's plenty of room to run, as well as comfortable benches and even drinking water facilities for canines, so you don’t have to worry about anything! (Except the waste bags -- don't forget those!)
Club is one of the northern neighborhoods of Pueblo, featuring the biggest country club in the city as well as residential quarters. Highway 50 stretches through the northern part of the neighborhood, animating the area with traffic, shopping venues, and a bunch of pet-friendly eateries! You'll find a few of your favorite dog-friendly chains here, including McAlister's Deli. If you want something more exotic, Noodles & Company, just east of the neighborhood, has outdoor tables and a varied menu. Need to pick up a few things for the house? Stop by Lowe's, which welcomes pooches to accompany their owners while they shop for home improvement goods!
If you have a chance to visit Pueblo’s historic downtown, go for it! Nestled along Fountain Creek and the Arkansas River, the downtown area features several historic museums. Dogs, un-fur-tunately, aren't allowed inside the museums, but you can still see the sites on the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk! This scenic, unforgettable promenade along the river offers a few outdoor activities and shopping opportunities. The walk suits perfectly for families, but your furry family member can also join you, even for a boat trip! Finish your adventure with some grub at Brues Alehouse Brewing Co., a pet-friendly, fast service pub converted from a former police station. Bone Appetit!
Pueblo West is a home to several recreation areas, including Pueblo West Campground & Area, Civic Center Park, and Waggin’ Tails Dog Park. If you and the pup are up for an adventure, head straight to Waggin’ Tails Dog Park, one of the most pawpular places among the local dog owners! This park features a 6-foot-high fence as well as picnic table seating for the pup parents. If all that playing made you and your pal hungry, Marie’s, located on South Joe Martinez Avenue, offers tasty American dishes to fill those growling bellies! Marie's has dog-friendly outdoor seating, but you'll need to tie up your pooch while you go inside to order.