High up above sea level is the town of Edwards, a mountainous town located in the valley of Eagle River. The surrounding area is a great retreat for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, and has a post office that has been in operation since 1883. The old postal route attracts lots of pups, so the city has designated plenty of spots to walk Fido so the mail can be delivered in peace.
One of the best spots for this is the Wildridge Dog Park, an area that sits on a slope of the nearby mountain, providing gorgeous views of the rolling terrain and a fenced-in area for pups. Dogs have the option to go into a large or small play area, with access to water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, trash bins, and free toys!
Right across the street is the Playground Trailhead. Not only is the area the access point to the nearby unnamed trail, but it also has a playground and grassy area for pups. Dogs have to remain a leash here, but can enjoy plenty of space to roam and stretch their legs. Additional features of the trailhead include a pavilion, water fountains, benches, and trash bins.
With four animal hospitals and plenty of friendly postmen to keep your pup happy, Edwards will be one of the best places to live or visit for you and Fido.
Fourteen miles east from Edwards in the city of Vail is the neighborhood of Vail Town Center. This bustling neighborhood provides visitors and residents with the Bighorn Park Off-Leash Dog Park, a large open space that takes up over 8 acres of rolling green fields and a small pond for fishing and swimming. The area is for off-leash pups, although it is not fenced-in. Despite this, other amenities like clean-up stations, water fountains, trash bins, and benches are still available. The neighborhood also provides Stephens Park, a forested space with access to the river. Best of all, the park allows dogs to roam around off-leash. With natural views, gorgeous scenery and amenities like benches, clean-up stations, and picnic areas, its no wonder Fido will be howling to come back.