Once a prominent location on the historic Santa Fe Trail, Las Animas is a small community in Bent County, southeastern Colorado. Rural but modern, the place is perfect for visiting with family on a historical adventure around the states. Bent’s Old Fort’s and Boggisville’s memories are now carefully preserved and showcased in Las Animas. The town lacks pet-friendly facilities, but don’t give up that easily. Although the ride to Pueblo will take about 2 hours, you will have a great variety of pet-friendly places, shops, eateries and 14 vet hospitals at your service.
But before going too far, pay a visit to John Martin Reservoir State Park in Hasty, a scenic RV campground with all the outdoor attractions possible! As with any other campground, your puppy is welcome to join on-leash for a snifftastic adventure ahead! Close to historic landmarks, the place is full of fun: fishing, picnicking, and (probably the best activity) bird watching. There are hoards of different feathered friends, especially near the water.
However, if you prefer comfort over any sort of adventure, Red Lion Hotel in La Junta will welcome you with spacious rooms, a BBQ restaurant, and pet-friendly facilities.
Las Animas is pawfect for pups and parents who pre-fur a quiet, laid-back lifestyle!
Memorial Drive stretches throughout the southern part of Lamar, around 40 miles east of Las Animas. Here, you'll find all the amenities you could pawssibly need within walking distance. Leave the commercial areas behind and explore Willow Creek Park, a vast rectangular area with pet-friendly walking trails! This spacious park is well-shaded so you can play the day away even in the summer. Willow Creek Nature Trail is your best choice when traveling with Fido. It’s a relatively pawpular route and a great place to meet other dog owners with their babies! Bring drinking water, a leash, and waste bags with you! Don’t let anything spoil your day.
Aberdeen is a pet-friendly neighborhood in Pueblo, Colorado, and home to Pueblo Community College. Mostly residential, the place has several municipal buildings, churches, and one small local café. Where can you and Fido find some fun? In Pueblo City Park! It’s a furrific attraction for the whole family! Picnic in the central park area, or watch dozens of species of animals in Pueblo Zoo! There’s even a feeding area. You will have to visit the zoo without your furry buddy, but he can happily run wild in City Park Dog Park, just west of the central area! It’s a vast green terrain with a fence, drinking water, and cool bone-shaped seating.
Mesa Junction is a mixed-use central neighborhood in Pueblo overlooking Arkansas River. The place is a natural gem of Pueblo! You will spot a variety of community gardens and art galleries all over the area! It’s a fantastic neighborhood to walk and explore, but if you want a pet-friendly route, head to the Pueblo River Trail System! It’s a popular path for walkers and cyclists along Arkansas River and Fountain Creek. This fantastic riverfront adventure is only for the bravest pups: cyclists and pedestrians use the same paths! Hungry? Pay a visit to Pass Key Restaurant at East Abriendo Avenue for some comfort food, outdoor seating, and mouthwatering sausage sandwiches.
One of the most populous cities in Pueblo County must have a great downtown! The city center is a fantastic place to enjoy a boat ride along Arkansas River, spotting historical locations and buildings. There are museums and other cultural venues to visit. If you're traveling with Fido, you may want to start with the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. Here, you'll find shopping venues, plenty of cafes, and reasons to get a camera and snap a shot! And if your buddy is a foodie, this is just the place for both of you! Come along for super fresh burgers at Gold Dust Salon on South Union Avenue, or savor Brooklyn-style pies in Angelo’s Pizza Parlor. Is there anything better than locally made food?
Pueblo West is an independent community in Colorado, northwest of Pueblo. It's a very welcoming place with multiple campgrounds and marketplaces! The area looks rural enough, with small and medium-sized single-family houses and almost no apartment blocks, but all the necessary facilities are here! Cattail Crossing Pond is one place you cannot just miss out on! It’s a beautiful park centered on a pond, perfect for picnicking and strolling on-leash with Fido. Want to play off-leash? Head to Waggin’ Tails Dog Park, one of the best dog parks in the area! Shade, grass, water, and furry friends -- this park has everything to make your puppy happy about their doggy life!