What was once a quiet suburb is now a part of the greater metropolis of Denver. Mixed residential and commercial spaces fill the area. Goldsmith is an older but well-kept neighborhood with plenty of character that has convenient access to downtown and the Denver Tech Center. You will find plenty of amenities for yourself on many of the main roads through and around the neighborhood. There is even the odd pet store and easy access to a local vet should your four-legged buddy need it.
The climate is dry arid with over 300 dry days a year and only 8 to 11 inches of precipitation. Keep in mind that much of that comes as snow in the winter, so there may be a few days where it is difficult to navigate. Summers can be warm with temperatures in the 90s. Both snow and hot temperatures will mean special precautions for your pup to ensure they stay warm, hydrated, and protected.
Like most of Denver, there are small changes of elevation throughout the neighborhood, but you would be hard pressed to call these changes hills. The terrain has more of a rolling quality to it that make it accessible to nearly every level of walking whether on two legs or four. The elevation changes can make for a pleasant way of increasing your or your dog’s fitness without overdoing it. At a slow pace, even the most inexperienced will find these gentle hills easy to navigate. As you get more fit, you can pick up the pace and still get a good workout.
There are concrete sidewalks for walking on throughout the neighborhood, but it is important to note that there are no grassy shoulders where your dog can get off the hard and potentially freezing or hot surfaces. This could pose a problem, depending on the time of year and day that you walk.
While the streets may not be ideal for walking, the area is crisscrossed with walking trails and each of these trails has very generous greenways lining them that are perfect for walking your dog. With a long leash, your dog will have the opportunity to do plenty of exploring while you walk. You will not have to worry about whether your dog’s feet can handle to the temperatures of the concrete!
The trails are accessible throughout the neighborhood and are an easy walking distance from just about anywhere in Goldsmith. Many of the trails lead just outside the neighborhood into James A. Bible Park which also has a lot of trails and grass for you and your dog to enjoy. The High Line Canal and the Goldsmith Gulch run through the park as well which offers a place for your pup to get their feet wet on a hot day.